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Death toll in quake rises to 25 in 1 district

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 06 2016 Dec 6, 2016 December 06, 2016 10:05 PM December 06, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday says 25 people have been killed in that district alone.

Pidie Jaya district chief Aiyub Abbas also says hundreds of people in the district have been injured and dozens of buildings collapsed.

Abbas says there is an urgent need for excavation equipment to move heavy debris and emergency supplies.

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