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Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 30

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The death toll in Tuesday's earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 30, authorities said. The number of those injured stands at 275, reported CNN.

Most of the victims were children and the elderly, who were struck by falling debris, said disaster management spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescuers are searching for a dozen people who were reported missing.
Thousands of homes, schools and mosques sustained damages, when the 6.1-magnitude quake struck in the country's northwest. The quake also triggered landslides that cut off roads, Nugroho said.

The death and destruction was concentrated in the province of Aceh on the island of Sumatra. The two hardest-hit districts were Bener Meriah and Central Aceh, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.

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