Indonesia earthquake kills 1, injures 2

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck western Indonesia, killing one villager, injuring two others and damaging dozens of houses.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s quake was centred about 32 kilometers southwest of Reuleuet town in Aceh province, at a depth of 48 kilometers.

Local government officials said a 90-year-old man suffered a heart attack when the temblor struck.

Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said two other villagers were rushed to a nearby hospital with head wounds and broken bones after around 160 houses and buildings were damaged.

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