Earthquake death toll in Indonesia nears 80 | TOP-NEWS
Earthquake death toll in Indonesia nears 80

Earthquake death toll in Indonesia nears 80

Rescuers continue the search for people under the rubble
Indonesian rescuers continue to search for people under the rubble of buildings after Friday’s massive earthquake on the island of Sulawesi killed at least 78 people.

More than 800 people were injured. Thousands more were left homeless.

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake with an epicenter 36 kilometers south of the Mamuju district of West Sulawesi province at a depth of 18 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Rescue teams equipped with heavy equipment are searching around the clock for survivors in the town of Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene.

The power and telephone situation has improved since Friday, which is helping the rescue operation.

On Thursday, an undersea earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck the same region, damaging several homes but causing no fatalities.

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