Thousands flee for safety and higher ground after island’s second quake in 24 hours
At least seven people have been killed and hundreds injured following a strong earthquake that shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island overnight, prompting landslides and destroying houses.
Thousands of people fled their homes to seek safety when the 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit just after 1am local time on Friday morning.
The epicentre of the quake was six kilometres north-east of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Initial reports from the country’s disaster mitigation agency said four people had died and 637 others were injured in Majene. Three more fatalities were reported in the neighbouring area of Mamuju, as well as two dozen injured.