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At Least 82 Killed, Thousands Evacuated After Major Quake in Indonesia

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Meulaboh in Sumatra, Indonesia after tsunami.

An aerial view of Tsunami-stricken Meulaboh in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley.

At least 82 people were killed after a 6.9-magnituted earthquake struck Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok Sunday.

The earlier reports said that 37 people were killed in the earthquake.

According to Haji Rum, head of the West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Management Agency, all fatalities happened at Lombok. As he reported the death toll on Indonesia’s Metro TV, he said that all the victims were killed by falling debris inside the buildings.

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