Another Earthquake hits Indonesia, with four people killed as floating restaurant collapses into the sea
Four people have been killed after a floating restaurant collapsed into the sea during an earthquake in Indonesia.
The Cirita Cafe in Jayapura, Papua crumbled as the
magnitude 5.5 quake rocked the eastern province on the afternoon of Thursday 9 February. Four women were unable to flee the collapsed building in time and were buried under the rubble. They were found lifeless in the Jayapura Bay by responders.
Other infrastructures including the Jayapura Mall, were reported to have been damaged.
A number of residents were also injured.
The country’s geophysics agency said several aftershocks occurred after the main shock, which lasted a few seconds.
Video clips from the scene show locals stretchered out around the hospital, which was also reportedly damaged in the event.
This incident comes just days after an earthquake in Turkey killed at least 15,000 people across the country and in neighbouring Syria.