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Quake devastates Indonesia

At least 3000 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's densely-populated island of Java on Saturday, the social affairs ministry said.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 01:14 IST
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3,000 killed, thousands hurt

At least 3000 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's densely-populated island of Java on Saturday, the social affairs ministry said.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's government quickly declared an emergency status in the quake-hit areas as reports said more than 1,000 people were injured in the temblor. Images on local Metro television showed collapsed roofs and crumbling concrete buildings, as well as a screaming victim inside the hospital being treated on the tile floor. The Brahma Temple was seriously damaged.

First Published: May 28, 2006 01:14 IST