Indonesia earthquake kills five

Posted on April 12, 2012


Five people were killed and a child critically injured when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northern Indonesia on Wednesday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency has said.

At least two people died because of heart attacks, one died because of shock and a child was critically injured when a tree fell, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency, who gave no further details.

“Casualties and other damage are still being assessed,” he said in a message sent to reporters by text on Thursday.


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