Fatalities Caused by Indonesian 6.2 Earthquake Rise to 11

Rescue teams had retrieved more bodies after a strong earthquake on Indonesia’s Sumatra island two days ago, raising the death toll to 11.

Another 400 were injured, and thousands more people displaced.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari, rescue teams have recovered the body of the latest victim on Sunday, however, rescue efforts continue to search for four villagers believed to be buried under mud from the surrounding hills in Bukit Lintang village in Pasaman.

Muhari said the quake injured almost 400 people while more than 13,000 people fled their homes to temporary shelters.

On Friday morning, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook West Sumatra province.

The last major 6.2 magnitude quake was in January 2021 in West Sulawesi, when at least 105 people died, and nearly 6,500 were injured.

In 2004, a powerful Indian Ocean quake and tsunami killed about 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.

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