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People injured by the earthquake

More than 2,700 people have been killed and thousands more injured by a strong earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java, officials have said.

The quake, measuring 6.2, flattened buildings in a densely-populated area south of the city of Yogyakarta, near the southern coast of Java.

Witnesses said people fled as their homes collapsed around them, after the quake struck early in the morning.

Electricity and communications across the city were also down, police said.

People were running out in panic in their bedclothes
Brook Weisman-Ross, Yogyakarta

At least 2,900 people have been injured, and many more are still thought to be trapped under rubble and collapsed buildings.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered the military to help evacuate victims, and plans to visit the area later on Saturday.

Yogyakarta's airport was closed. Local media said the runway had cracked and part of a roof had caved in.

The quake left the dazed and injured scattered in the streets

Yogyakarta is near the Mount Merapi volcano, which threatened to erupt earlier this month, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated.

The earthquake is not thought to be caused by the volcano, but there are reports of heightened activity in its vicinity.

Officials said that although the area affected was coastal there was no tsunami resulting from the quake.

'Concrete chunks'

The quake hit at 0554 local time (2253 GMT Friday), around 25km (15 miles) south of the city of Yogyakarta, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia's ancient royal capital and one of its biggest cities, is about 440km (275 miles) south-east of the capital, Jakarta.

"The earthquake was felt to be massive - larger than the locals here say they've felt in their lives," said Brook Weisman-Ross, regional disaster co-ordinator for Plan International children's charity in Java.

"I was shaken from my bed... As furniture was falling, concrete chunks started falling from my hotel room as people were running out in panic in their bedclothes," he told the BBC.

He said there was extensive damage across the city and that many of the smaller, older houses had collapsed.

But a wide swathe south of the city, in the Bantul and Kulonprogo regions, appears to be the worst hit.

The BBC's Orlando Guzman in Yogyakarta says every other house on the main road south of the city is either flattened or seriously damaged.

Aftershocks

The death toll rose steadily as hospitals around Yogyakarta reported a growing number of fatalities.

INDONESIA'S WORST RECENT EARTHQUAKES
March 2005 - Magnitude 8.7 earthquake kills 1,300 people on the island of Nias off Sumatra
Dec 2004 - Indian Ocean tsunami, resulting from a 9.3 magnitude earthquake off northwest Sumatra, kills more than 200,000 people across the Indian Ocean region
June 2000 - Indian Ocean earthquake magnitude 7.9 kills more than 120 people in Bengkulu province, Sumatra
Feb 1996 - Magnitude 8.2 earthquake near Biak Island off Irian Jaya triggers tsunami leaving more than 100 dead
Dec 1992 - More than 2,000 people die in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami on the island of Flores east of Bali

Local radio said there were not enough doctors to cope with the numbers of injured.

People were ferried to hospital in lorries and buses, or made the journey on foot, because of a shortage of ambulances.

Aftershocks have forced medical staff to move injured patients outside.

Our correspondent says people here, who have been leaving in fear of a volcanic eruption for weeks, are very much still on edge. Many are still afraid to go back to their houses.

Mosques, churches and hospitals have been housing people who have fled their homes.

"We're still afraid. We don't want to go home," said Hendra, one of hundreds of people who took refuge at Yogyakarta's Marganingsih Catholic Church.

Indonesia is in a zone known as the Pacific "ring of fire", which is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.

In December 2004, a huge earthquake off Indonesia's coast killed hundreds of thousands of people across the Indian Ocean by triggering a tsunami.


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I dont know, sounds kinda wierd..
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As Salamu alaikum

Inna lillahi wa Inna ilahi Raji'un

May Allah Ta'ala grant Sabr to the families of the deceased. Ameen!

Wa alaikum Salam

“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)
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Ameen....
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Allah's wrath comes on people where there are a lot of sins being practised. we must constantly fear Allah
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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 28 May 2006 at 10:57am
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Allah's wrath comes on people where there are a lot of sins being practised. we must constantly fear Allah


what sin is going on in Indonesia ?
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Quote Suleyman Replybullet Posted: 28 May 2006 at 11:09am

Originally posted by salman_s

Allah's wrath comes on people where there are a lot of sins being practiced. we must constantly fear Allah

Brother Salman,what kind of a Islamic reference lying behind your words?,far as i know Indonesia is part of Islam World,

Please do not use the terms of Sunnetullah with some happenings you hear on your beside without knowing their backgrounds,if i were in Indonesia and hearing your words it could drop a fire in my heart...If it is a rule why Indonesia and why not Las Vegas,but also 20.000 Muslims live in Las Vegas???,can you see the silly parameter that proves your assumption is wrong?....

 



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