According to reports by the National Disaster Management Agency, three people were confirmed dead and 24 others wounded after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province early on Friday.
2,000 residences in Mamuju city and Majene district were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge at better locations as a result of the earthquake, said Raditya Jati, spokesman of the agency.
Reports also confirmed that a minimum of 62 houses, one health clinic and one military office were effected by the impact of the earthquake, he told Xinhua in a text message.
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Some of the properties that were also affected include; three hotels, namely the Maleo Hotel, the Anugrah Hotel and the Pantai Jaya Hotel as well as the Mitra Manakarra Hospital.
The parliament building and the main parts of the governor’s office were damaged, Syarifuddin S., an official of the provincial social department told Xinhua via phone.
Evacuation of the victims and assessment of the risks of the quake are underway, according to the disaster agency and search and rescue office.