Death Toll Rises to 92 in Indonesia’s Earthquake

Jakarta, – The death toll in the earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Aceh province rose to 92 Wednesday after more bodies were found, Aceh military commander Major General Tatang Sulaiman told the (dpa) by phone.

Nearly 300 people were also injured, at least 73 seriously, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho.

At least 125 homes, 105 shops and 14 mosques were flattened, he said.

Television footage showed destroyed houses and collapsed buildings in the worst-affected districts of Pidie Jaya and Pidie. Roads were also cracked with gaping fissures.

Source: Qatar News Agency