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Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds

Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds

By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 22/11/2022
[Photo: BBC News]

An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds.

The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km, according to US Geological Survey data.

Scores of people were taken to hospital, with many treated outside.

Rescuers were working into the night to try to save others thought to still be trapped under collapsed buildings.

The area where the quake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly built houses reduced to rubble in many areas.

Source: BBC



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