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Liberia Consoles Indonesia Over Earthquake Deaths, Injuries
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Liberia Consoles Indonesia Over Earthquake Deaths, Injuries

MONROVIA, December 10 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, following an earthquake that killed more than 100 persons with more than 600 reported injured.

Latest reports say the death toll has risen to 102, warning that it could increase, while more than 600 people were injured when the 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Aceh province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Search efforts involving volunteers and nearly 1,500 rescue personnel are concentrated on the hard-hit town of Meureudu in Pidie Jaya district near the epicentre of the quake that hit before dawnon Wednesday, December 7.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, extended to Mr. Widodo, and through him, the Government and people of Indonesia, especially families of the victims, Liberia’s heartfelt condolences.

She prayed that the Almighty Allah will strengthen and console President Widodo and the people of Indonesia during this period of national mourning.



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