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Death toll from Indonesia earthquake rises to 11

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (AP) – Rescuers on Indonesia’s Sumatra island retrieved more bodies from a strong earthquake two days ago, raising the death toll to 11 while another 400 were injured and thousands displaced.

The body of the latest victim was recovered from the rubble of homes toppled by the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook West Sumatra province on Friday morning, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

Six people died in Pasaman district and another five in neighbouring West Pasaman district, he said.

Rescuers were still searching for four villagers believed to be buried under tons of mud that tumbled down from the surrounding hills in Bukit Lintang village in Pasaman.

Rescuers search for the victims of an earthquake-triggered landslide in Pasaman. PHOTO: AP

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