Not less than 56 individuals have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the nation’s catastrophe mitigation company mentioned on Sunday, the newest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian nation.
Greater than 820 individuals have been injured and about 15,000 fled their houses after the magnitude 6.2 quake. Some sought refuge within the mountains, others went to cramped evacuation centres.
The earthquake and its aftershocks broken greater than 400 houses and two motels and flattened a hospital and the workplace of a regional governor, the place authorities mentioned a number of individuals have been nonetheless trapped.
Straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fireplace, Indonesia is usually hit by earthquakes. In 2018, a devastating magnitude 6.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck town of Palu, in Sulawesi, killing 1000’s.