Indonesia earthquake: Over 800 injured, 15,000 forced to flee home
Publish- January 16, 2021, 07:42 PM
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A man stands near a damaged building after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jan. 16, 2021. Photo: AP
More than 800 people were wounded and about 15,000 others took shelters as a 6.2-magnitude quake, which hit Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, massively destroyed houses and infrastructures, a disaster official said here on Saturday.
Those with serious injuries have been treated in hospitals and field hospitals set up after the shallow under-land quake struck Mamuju city and Majene district, the National Disaster Management Agency's Spokesman Raditya Jati said.