Two dead as 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Sumatra
France24 says At least two people died when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Friday, with residents shuttling loved ones to safety as buildings crumbled around them.
The quake came just minutes after a less violent tremor as terrified residents had begun evacuating their houses.
“We all fled our home (after the first quake),” Yudi Prama Agustino, 36, told AFP. “I have a one-year-old baby, so in panic I pushed the stroller out of the house.”
The quake hit the island’s north at a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), about 70 kilometres from the town of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra province, according to the United States Geological Survey.
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