at least 26 dead, a hospital collapsed

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 26 people on Friday on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and caused several buildings, including a hospital, to collapse, according to the disaster management agency.

“According to the latest information, there are 26 dead, all in Mamuju city,” said Ali Rahman, head of the local disaster management agency, adding that the death toll could rise.

“The hospital is destroyed. It has collapsed. There are patients and hospital staff trapped in the rubble and we are in the process of evacuation,” said Arianto, a relief official in the city of. Mamuju.

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