bangkok – A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island, Java, on Monday, killing at least 162 people, injuring hundreds more and shaking tall buildings in the capital Jakarta, 60 miles away. Many people were believed to still be trapped under the rubble, leading to fears that the death toll would rise sharply.
The magnitude 5.6 earthquake, which struck near the city of Cianjur, one of Indonesia’s most disaster-prone districts, caused the collapse of hundreds of buildings and triggered landslides that prevented many people from reaching the city’s main hospital.
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