Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has announced that a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the West Sulawesi province early Friday killed three people and injured 24 others.
Spokesman of the Agency, Raditya Jati, stated that the quake forced about 2,000 residences in Mamuju city and Majene district to flee home and take shelters at safer grounds.
Jati through a text to Xinhua, revealed further that at least 62 houses, one health clinic and one military office were destroyed in the quake.
Structures affected by the quake include the parliament building and the main parts of the governor’s office, three hotels, and a hospital.
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The Agency added that rescue operation and risk assessment of the situation is underway.