Quake Rattles Sumatra

As many as 70 people have died and several hundred more have been injured in an earthquake that hit 35 miles north-northeast of city of Padang in Sumatra, Indonesia. The first temblor, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, struck just before 10:50 a.m., local time, on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by an aftershock two hours later, according to UNICEF, which is among the entities responding. UNICEF says it has received reports of many schools, buildings and roads being damaged, as well as electricity being out.

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