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Death toll from Indonesia quake rises

Magnitude-6.1 quake kills 22 people and damages more than 1,500 houses and buildings.

Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 02:56
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Half of the more than 400 people injured in the quake are from Aceh province [Reuters]

Indonesian authorities say the death toll from a strong earthquake in a western province has risen to 22.

The magnitude-6.1 quake on Tuesday injured more than 200 other people and damaged more than 1,500 houses and buildings in Aceh province.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said 12 people were killed and 70 others were injured by a landslide or collapsing buildings in the worst-hit area of Bener Meriah.

He said 10 more people were killed and 140 injured in neighbouring Central Aceh district, where about 1,500 houses and buildings were damaged.

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