Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 42, topples buildings

JAKARTA (AFP) – A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island yesterday, killing at least 42 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said, as they warned there were people still trapped beneath rubble.

Hundreds were also injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic among the terrified residents of the island, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two-and-a-half years ago that killed thousands.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin