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Thousands feared dead in Indonesian quake


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Thousands feared dead in Indonesian quake

Nearly 2,000 people are reported to have been killed after an earthquake on Indonesia’s main island, Java. The quake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, flattened buildings in a densely-populated area near the city of Yogyakarta. The army has been called in to search for survivors trapped under the rubble of hundreds of collapsed houses and buildings. With nearly 3,000 people injured, local hospitals have been overwhelmed.

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