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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sulawesi Island

A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people. Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a strong and shallow earthquake left a number of people dead and injured on Sulawesi island.

January 16, 2021

An Indonesian soldier assists a woman to carry her baby as they make their way through an area affected by earthquake-triggered landslide near Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Motorists ride past buildings flattened by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Motorists stop near an electricity pole fell down during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Residents inspect the ruin of a building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Motorists make their way through a road affected by an earthquake-triggered landslide near Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers carry a body bag containing a victim of an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people.

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People react as the body of a relative is retrieved from the ruin of a building at an area affected by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people.

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Rescuers search for victims at the ruin of a building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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A man walks past the ruin of a government building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers assist a survivor pulled out from the ruin of a government building collapsed during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers search for survivors at the ruin of a local government building collapsed during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers search for survivors at the ruin of a government building collapsed during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers search for survivors among the ruin of a building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers search for survivors among the ruin of a building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Residents inspect the ruin of a building damaged by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Rescuers use a sniffer dog during a search operation at the ruins of a building collapsed in Friday's earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after the earthquake that killed a number of people in the province where rescuers intensified their work Monday to find those buried in the rubble.

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