Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

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At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency said, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.

More than 820 people have been injured and over 28 thousand left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake.

Some sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centres, witnesses said.

Police and military officers have been deployed to crack down on looting in several parts of the region.

An emergency response status, intended to help...


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Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters


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