21:35 GMT01 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday increased to 46, media reported on Saturday, citing the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB).

    Earlier it was reported about 42 fatalities and 637 those injured.

    According to the Temp news outlet, the authorities of West Sulawesi declared a state of emergency in the region. BNPD chief Doni Monardo said that it could be lifted within one or two weeks depending on the situation.

    The media outlet noted that West Sulawesi province and Mamuju and Majene regencies will receive over $284,000 to eliminate the consequences of the disaster.

    The 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked West Sulawesi in the early hours of Friday. Initially, almost 15,000 people were forced to leave their homes due to the disaster.

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    Sulawesi, quake, Indonesia
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