Earthquake Hits Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

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Earthquake Hits Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

Post by Daniel Leahy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:22 pm

The following from NEWS.COM.AU:,23599,22 ... 96,00.html
Three dead in Indonesian quake

From correspondents in Jakarta
November 26, 2007 02:53pm

AT least three people were killed and 45 injured when powerful earthquakes struck off the coast of Sumbawa island in central Indonesia.

Several buildings, including a health clinic, collapsed in the island's Bima district, said Rustam Pakaya, the head of the health ministry's crisis centre.

"The casualties are likely to increase and we are still assessing the situation," Mr Pakaya said.

The quakes affected the eastern side of Sumbawa island, a rugged volcanic island that gets fewer tourists than neighbouring Lombok and Bali.
Daniel Leahy
Canberra, Australia


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