Indonesia: Java quake kills 14 and injures hundreds

An earthquake has struck the main Indonesian island of Java, leaving at least 14 people dead and hundreds more injured, say officials.

The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles), according to US Geological Survey data.

The tremor could be felt in the capital Jakarta about 100km away, where people in tall buildings were evacuated.

Officials have warned the death toll could rise and of possible aftershocks.

Videos on social media show the damage to people’s houses and shops.

At least 300 people were being treated for injuries at one hospital in Cianjur, Herman Suherman, a government official there, told news channel MetroTV.

Most of the injuries were bone fractures sustained from being trapped by debris in buildings.

Rescuers have been trying to evacuate people from collapsed buildings, and managed to save a woman and her baby, according to local reports.

In Jakarta, office workers rushed out of buildings in the civic and business…

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