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22 killed as earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh province

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LAMPAHAN: At least 22 people have so far been killed and over 200 were injured from a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian province of Aceh, a disaster official said on Wednesday.

“So far 22 people have died, 210 people were injured, and thousands of buildings and homes were damaged in the quake (on Tuesday),” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message.

The agency said that the casualties were spread over the two worst-hit districts of Central Aceh and Bener Meriah.

Rescuers are looking for people still trapped in the debris.

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