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Quake rescue focuses on villages hit by landslides

Al Jazeera ·
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera

Traumatised relatives are awaiting news of loved ones missing after an earthquake hit the town of Cianjur in Indonesia’s West Java on Monday, unleashing landslides thought to have buried nearby villages. More heavy machinery was deployed to clear the landslides on Wednesday with the death toll from the magnitude 5.6 quake reaching 268. More than 150 people are missing.