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Tuesday 29 March 2005

Indonesian police say many trapped by quake

Many residents in the main town on Indonesia's Nias island have been trapped in damaged buildings after a powerful earthquake struck on Monday evening, a senior police officer told Reuters by telephone.

A. Nainggolan, deputy police chief in Gunungsitoli town, said he had seen three dead from the 8.2 magnitude quake.

"I have seen three bodies. Many people are hurt and many are still trapped in the buildings. The earthquake was massive, it's still shaking now."

Source: AlertNet
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