Indonesia's Aceh quake death toll rises to 22
BANDA ACEH (AP) - A strong earthquake that felled buildings and caused landslides in western Indonesia has killed at least 22 people and injured more than 200 others, officials said on Wednesday.
More than 1,500 houses and buildings were damaged across Aceh province.
The magnitude-6.1 quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of just 10km and was centered 55km west of the town of Bireun on the western tip of Sumatra island, the US Geological Survey said.
Twelve people were killed and 70 others were injured by a landslide or collapsing buildings in Bener Meriah, said Mr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.