Death toll rises in Indonesia quake

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Added On January 16, 2021

According to local officials, 42 people have been killed and over 800 wounded in the 6.2-magnitude quake that hit Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday.

 
The National Search and Rescue Agency said over 15,000 people had to evacuate from damaged buildings after the earthquake.
 
President Joko Widodo has called on relevant departments to take immediate actions to search for victims and treat the injured.
 
Meanwhile, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency has warned of the possibility of another strong quake and a tsunami. 
 
The agency has advised people to stay away from the coastal areas.