Indonesia earthquake left more than 70 people dead. Photo: PL
JAKARTA, Jan 17 (RHC) – The death toll from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province has risen to 73, with more than 27,000 in shelters.
A spokesman for the agency, Raditya Jati, said that 67 bodies were recovered in the city of Mamuju and the rest in the Majin area, adding that the tremor forced 27,850 residents to flee their homes and take refuge in 25 people. Evacuation centers.
The spokesman said emergency services in three hospitals were ready to treat earthquake victims.
He added that the assessment of the risks of natural disaster and the evacuation of victims are underway, with the participation of soldiers, police officers, employees of the Search and Rescue Office and volunteers.
The government will contribute 50 million rupees (approximately $ 3,554) to rebuild a seriously damaged house and 25 million rupees (approximately $ 1,777) for a moderately damaged home, plus 10 million rupees (equivalent to 710). Dollars) for a house with minor damages, he said.
The earthquake struck western Sulawesi early Friday morning, with its epicenter 6 kilometers northeast of Majini Island and at a depth of 10 kilometers.
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