Indonesia earthquake: At least 162 dead after 5.6 magnitude strike

Indonesia earthquake: at least 162 dead after 5. 6 magnitude strike

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At least 162 people were killed in a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, causing office workers and residents of the capital Jakarta to flee into the streets.

The bulk of the fatalities were in the epicentre of Cianjur, about 60 miles west of Jakarta, where multiple buildings collapsed in the early afternoon quake that the US geological survey said occurred at a depth of about 6.2 miles.

Several landslides were reported in the area and an Islamic boarding school, a hospital and other public facilities were reportedly damaged.

The governor of West Java, the worst-hit province, said: “I regret to inform that 162 are dead.”

Herman Suherman, the head of administration in Cianjur town, told Kompas TV that at least 700 people were injured, with many suffering bone fractures and head injuries from flying debris.

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