Indonesia earthquake leaves scores dead, hundreds injured and thousands displaced - BBC News

Indonesia earthquake leaves scores dead, hundreds injured and thousands displaced – BBC News

An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed scores of people and injured hundreds, say officials.

The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles), according to US Geological Survey data.

The exact number of people killed so far remains unclear. Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said their official death toll was 103, adding that another figure given by regional governor Ridwan Kamil – 162 – remains unverified.

A total of 13,000 had been displaced by the disaster, and that more remained “trapped in isolated places”, Mr Kamil said.

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