40 killed in Indonesia quake
Jakarta, Dec 7 (IANS) At least 40 persons were killed and 190 injured in a 6.4-magnitude quake in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday, an official of the disaster agency said.
Tens of houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities were destroyed by the powerful and shallow quake, the official told Xinhua news agency.
Most victims and damages were in Pidie Jaya district, one of the hardest hit areas. A search and rescue operation was on.
Dozens of people remained trapped under the debris of buildings of shops in Pidie Jaya.