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    Dozens Dead and Thousands Homeless as 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia

    Hundreds of buildings have been damaged and thousands of people have been displaced due to a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia. Death toll numbers have reached 35 cases and more people are trapped under collapsed buildings.

    The earthquake struck the south of West Sulawesi Province early Friday – 15th January 2021. This has left dozens dead and many people homeless. Power and telephone lines are down in many areas.

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    Deadly Earthquake Hits SouthWest Sulawesi Province in Indonesia

    The earthquake destroyed a hospital and dozens of patients are trapped. Authorities are racing against time in order to save people from collapsed buildings. Many people have been placed in temporary shelters.

    This is a tragic news and difficult time especially after another recent tragedy occurred where an Indonesian airline plane flight #SJ182 crashed ending the life of passengers onboard.

    Below are posts about the earthquake as shared on social media.