Indonesia: Earthquake kills 40 and injures hundreds

An earthquake has struck the key Indonesian island of Java, leaving more than 40 people dead and hundreds injured.

The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles).

The tremor could be felt in the capital Jakarta about 100km away, where people in high-rise buildings were evacuated, say local officials.

Herman Suherman, the head of administration in Cianjur town, told local media at least 46 people had been killed.

“Victims kept coming from many areas. Around 700 people were injured,” he told Kompas TV.

The death toll could rise.

Videos on social media showed the destruction to houses and shops.

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