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Indonesia: Search and rescue operations ongoing following deadly quake

Indonesia, Mamuju
January 15, 2021 at 12:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescue workers were searching for survivors in the wreckage of buildings in Mamuju, West Sulawesi Province, on Friday, after two earthquakes hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured earlier.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Thursday afternoon was followed by a 6.2-magnitude quake in the early hours of Friday morning, with the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management reporting that at least 34 people were killed, while hundreds more were left injured, with at least 15,000 people displaced by the quakes.

The epicentre of the stronger second quake was reportedly six kilometres (3.7 miles) north-east of Majene, the capital of the eponymous regency, in West Sulawesi Province.

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Rescue workers were searching for survivors in the wreckage of buildings in Mamuju, West Sulawesi Province, on Friday, after two earthquakes hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured earlier.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Thursday afternoon was followed by a 6.2-magnitude quake in the early hours of Friday morning, with the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management reporting that at least 34 people were killed, while hundreds more were left injured, with at least 15,000 people displaced by the quakes.

The epicentre of the stronger second quake was reportedly six kilometres (3.7 miles) north-east of Majene, the capital of the eponymous regency, in West Sulawesi Province.

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