At least 3 killed, 45 injured
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two strong earthquakes that struck eastern Indonesia overnight killed at least three people and injured 45 other people, a senior health ministry official said Monday. Dozens of buildings were reportedly destroyed or damaged.
The first quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, struck late Sunday just off Sumbawa island.
Several hours later, a powerful aftershock hit the same region.Rustam Pakaya, the top disaster official at Indonesia’s Health Ministry, said falling masonry as a result of the quake killed three people, including a child, and injured 45 others.