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7 killed in strong earthquake in Indonesia

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the island of Sulawesi on Friday. At least 7 people were killed. Hundreds injured.

The epicenter was reported at 6 km northeast of the city of Majena, at a depth of 10 km, according to the report.

Citing preliminary information, the country’s disaster agency said four people had been killed in the quake. At the same time, 637 people were injured in the town of Majena.

Besides, three more people were killed in the nearby Mamuju area. More than two dozen people were injured there.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The quake damaged at least 60 houses.

The video, which has spread on social media, shows locals leaving their homes on motorcycles and rushing to higher ground. In the video, he is trapped under a small rubble and people are trying to rescue him empty-handed.

Sudirman Samuel, a journalist, said many buildings were damaged in the quake. These include two hotels, Sulawesi Island office, shopping mall.

In addition, a road in Mamuzur has been closed due to the collapse of a bridge.

International Desk, January 15,2021