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Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 24

Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that killed at least 24 people, including several children who died when a mosque collapsed. Almost 250 people were also injured in Aceh's remote, mountainous interior when the strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck the north of Sumatra island on Tuesday, flattening buildings and triggering landslides.

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people, including several children who died when a mosque collapsed. More than 200 people were also injured in Aceh's remote, mountainous interior when the strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck the north of Sumatra island on Tuesday, flattening buildings and triggering landslides.

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people, including several children who died when a mosque collapsed. More than 200 people were also injured in Aceh's remote, mountainous interior when the strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday, flattening buildings and triggering landslides.

22 dead after Indonesia quake: disaster agency

The death toll from a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian province of Aceh has climbed to 22, a disaster official said on Wednesday. "So far 22 people have died, 210 people were injured, and thousands of buildings and homes were damaged in the quake (on Tuesday)," National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message. The casualties were spread over the two worst-hit districts of Central Aceh and Bener Meriah, the agency said.

Indonesia quake kills six children, traps 14, in mosque collapse

An earthquake Tuesday killed six children and left 14 others trapped when a mosque collapsed during a Koran reading session in Indonesia's Aceh province, bringing the confirmed death toll from the disaster to 11. The strong 6.1-magnitude quake left hundreds more injured as it rocked a region that was devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004. The earthquake reduced houses in parts of Aceh to rubble, set off several landslides and badly damaged roads.

Six children dead as Indonesia mosque collapses in quake: official

Six children were killed and 14 others were trapped when a mosque in Indonesia collapsed on Tuesday during a powerful earthquake as they were having a Koran reading session, an official said. "Six children were found dead under the rubble of a mosque flattened by the quake," the head of the disaster management agency in central Aceh district, Subhan Sahara, told AFP. "Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate an estimated 14 children still trapped under the rubble." prm/sr/lm

Six children dead as Indonesia mosque collapses in quake: official

Six children were killed and 14 others trapped after a mosque in Indonesia collapsed on Tuesday during a Koran reading session when a powerful earthquake struck, an official said. "Six children were found dead under the rubble of a mosque flattened by the quake," the head of the disaster management agency in central Aceh district, Subhan Sahara, told AFP. "Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate an estimated 14 children still trapped under the rubble. "I hope they can be found alive but the chances are very slim."

6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people running into the streets in panic. There were no immediate reports of damage after the quake struck inland at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), 55 kilometres south of Bireun and 72 kilometres southeast of Reuleuet, said the USGS. People ran out of buildings in panic in the provincial capital Banda Aceh as the quake shook houses for around one minute, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Three dead, dozens injured in Indonesia quake

A powerful earthquake in the Indonesian province of Aceh flattened buildings and sparked landslides Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said. It destroyed houses in the district, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) from the provincial capital Banda Aceh, and triggered several landslides in the area.

Dozens injured, one dead as quake hits Indonesia's Aceh

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake which hit the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday killed at least one person, injured dozens and destroyed buildings, sparking panic in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004. The quake struck inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said. Houses collapsed in the district, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) from the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
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