Earthquake Hits Indonesia’s West Sulawesi Leaving 4 Dead

Published January 15th, 2021 - 06:39 GMT
Rescuers search for survivors at the Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju city on January 15, 2021, where as many as 20 patients and staff are trapped beneath the rubble after the hospital was flattened when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island. Firdaus / AFP
Rescuers search for survivors at the Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju city on January 15, 2021, where as many as 20 patients and staff are trapped beneath the rubble after the hospital was flattened when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island. Firdaus / AFP
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As many as 3,000 people in Majene City displaced after magnitude 6.2 quake strikes area

At least four people are dead and more than 600 others injured after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Majene City in Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province in the early hours of Friday, according to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD).  

The BNPB Operations Control Center said around 637 residents were injured and 3,000 others were displaced.  

Local authorities continue to collect data and conduct rapid assessments in the field. 

Several buildings in Majene were severely damaged, including 62 homes, a health unit center and a military office.  

The strong quake also caused power and phone service outages and landslides along roads.


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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