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Death toll from Indonesia earthquake climbs to 84, around 28,000 evacuated

Christian Fernsby |
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island last week has risen to 84, the country’s disaster agency said Monday.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

The National Disaster Management Agency reported that 73 people were killed in Mamuju Regency and 11 in Majene Regency after the magnitude 6.2 quake struck six kilometers (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city on Friday, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi).

Authorities reported that 253 seriously injured people were treated in hospitals in the region and the number of those evacuated to safe areas was approximately 28,000.

Several buildings were severely damaged, including the office of the West Sulawesi governor, Mamuju Hospital and a minimarket.

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

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