At least 78 people were killed in the devastating earthquake in Indonesia, the authorities announced a new balance of casualties after more bodies were pulled out of the rubble today.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit the island of Sulawesi on Friday, and the city of Mamuju and the neighboring area of Majena were the hardest hit.
67 people were killed in the town of Mamuju, and 11 in the area of Madjena, authorities said.
In the areas affected by the earthquake, the electricity supply has been improved, and the interrupted telephone lines are being renewed.
Thousands of people were left homeless, and more than 800 people were injured, most of them seriously.
More than 27,800 people were transferred to shelters, mostly improvised, while a small number of them were placed in tents.
They state that they do not have enough food, blankets and other necessities, which the services deliver to the affected areas.
At least 1,150 buildings were damaged in the Madzena area.
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