Indonesia shaken by earthquake; 162 death

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Jakarta
162 lifeless in Monday’s earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java. Greater than 4 hundred folks had been injured. 2200 buildings had been destroyed. Greater than 5,000 folks had been left homeless. Greater than 13,000 folks had been shifted to aid camps. As extra folks had been discovered among the many particles of the constructing, hospital remedy began, together with within the parking space. Most of the folks present process remedy are in crucial situation. The demise toll will rise.

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred within the Cianjur area of West Java province. Many of the deaths occurred beneath collapsed buildings. There have been landslides in lots of locations within the area. There have been sturdy aftershocks in areas together with Jakarta. People had been evacuated from high-rise buildings within the capital metropolis. An earthquake in February killed 25 folks and injured 460 within the nation’s earthquake-prone West Sumatra province.

In 2004, a strong undersea earthquake within the nation induced a tsunami that killed greater than 2.3 lakh folks in numerous international locations.

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