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    Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 97, Over 500 People Injured

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    A 6.5-magnitude quake in Aceh province left 97 people dead and over 500 injuries, local media reported Wednesday.

    BALI (Indonesia) (Sputnik) — At least 97 residents of the Indonesian island of Sumatra have died as a result of a 6.5-magnitude quake in Aceh province, local media reported Wednesday, citing the head of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) Willem Rampangiley.

    ​Antara news agency reported that in addition to those killed, 411 have been severely injured while 125 received light wounds.

    ​Indonesia is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Hundreds of thousands died in 2004 when a record quake hit the Aceh region, triggering a tsunami.

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