Child dead, dozens injured as quake hits Indonesia’s Aceh
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake which hit the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday killed a child, injured dozens and destroyed buildings, sparking panic in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.
The quake struck inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said. Houses collapsed in the district, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) from the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
‘A child died when a wall collapsed,’ Ema Suryani, a doctor at a health clinic in Lampahan city, said. ‘We have received around 50 people with injuries,’ she added.