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Earthquake Leaves Devastation, 56 Dead in Indonesia

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(CNN) – At least 56 people have died after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, according to its governor.More than 700 were also injured, said West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil.“There are still many residents trapped at the incident sites, we assume that the injured and dead victims will continue to increase over time,” Kamil said.The quake hit the Cianjur region in West Java at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).Four schools and 52 houses collapsed or were badly damaged, according to the local office of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).

A mosque and a hospital were also damaged, according to the agency.The BNPB said there is no risk of a tsunami, Reuters reported.Herman Suherman, a government official in Cianjur, told media that some residents were trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

News channel Metro TV showed what appeared to be hundreds of victims being treated in a hospital parking lot.It said that an Islamic boarding school was also damaged, while communications had been disrupted due to power outages.TV footage showed residents huddled outside buildings almost entirely reduced to rubble, according to Reuters.One, named only as Muchlis, said he felt “a huge tremor” and the walls and ceiling of his office were damaged.“I was very shocked.

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