Indonesia: Java Quake Kills Scores And Injures Hundreds

Indonesia Java Quake Kills Scores And Injures Hundreds

An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed scores of people and injured hundreds

 

according to US Geological Survey data, the 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 6 miles

 

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

 

Rescuers have worked through 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.

 

Blaze Fm

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