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Indonesia: Drone footage reveals buildings destroyed by Sulawesi earthquakes01:46

Indonesia: Drone footage reveals buildings destroyed by Sulawesi earthquakes

Indonesia, Mamuju
January 16, 2021 at 16:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage from Saturday captured topped buildings in Mamujur and the extent of the damage inflicted by two earthquakes that struck the Sulawesi island.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Thursday afternoon was followed by a 6.2-magnitude quake in the early hours of Friday morning.

Nearly 10 people died following the partial collapse of a Mamujur hospital, though over 50 were successfully evacuated. 300 homes and two hotels were also reportedly destroyed, along with the office of a regional governor.

The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management reported that at least 34 people were killed, while hundreds more were left injured and 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.

Rescue efforts are still underway.

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Drone footage from Saturday captured topped buildings in Mamujur and the extent of the damage inflicted by two earthquakes that struck the Sulawesi island.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Thursday afternoon was followed by a 6.2-magnitude quake in the early hours of Friday morning.

Nearly 10 people died following the partial collapse of a Mamujur hospital, though over 50 were successfully evacuated. 300 homes and two hotels were also reportedly destroyed, along with the office of a regional governor.

The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management reported that at least 34 people were killed, while hundreds more were left injured and 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.

Rescue efforts are still underway.