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Strong quake jolts Indonesia; dozens of buildings collapse

Dozens of buildings collapsed after a 7.0-magnitude quake jolted the Indonesian island of Java, but there were no confirmed reports of deaths, said an official.

world Updated: Sep 02, 2009 15:37 IST

Dozens of buildings collapsed after a 7.0-magnitude quake jolted the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday, but there were no confirmed reports of deaths, an emergency response official said.

"Dozens of houses and buildings collapsed at Tasikmalaya city but there are no reports of casualties yet. Communication there is difficult," health ministry crisis centre chief Rustam Pakaya told AFP.

He said 18 people had been hospitalised in Jakarta with light injuries.