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Death toll of Indonesia’s quakes, tsunami climbs to 1,407

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The death toll of Indonesia's quakes and tsunami jumped to 1,407 on Wednesday, according to the spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Indonesia has been hit with several earthquakes in the past few days with the latest being a strong earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale, in the Sumba region Tuesday morning, the Malaysian Meteorological Department meanwhile had reported.

Last Friday, earthquakes hit its central Sulawesi region which also triggered a tsunami and brought a high number of fatalities and destruction to the Indonesian islands. Help both local and international have since arrived at the affected areas.

- Bernama

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