Over 250 dead from Indonesia quake – authorities
22 November 2022 | 12:25 pm
Indonesian rescue workers were racing on Tuesday to reach people still trapped in rubble a day after an earthquake devastated a West Java town, killing at least 252 people and injuring hundreds, as officials warned the death toll may rise.
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