Strong quake kills at least 2 in western Indonesia


JAKARTA: FEB. 25 – At least two persons were killed and dozens of others wounded as a 6.2-magnitude quake hit Indonesia’s western province of West Sumatra on Friday, an official said.

Head of the Operation Unit of Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency of West Sumatra Province Jumaidi told Xinhua by phone that the quake also destroyed buildings and houses.

“So far we have the figure that two people died and many others got injuries. We are still assessing the risks of the quake,” said Jumaidi.