UPDATE 1 – Sumatra Quake Kills 23; 167 Missing
Twenty-three people are dead and 167 missing after a powerful earthquake hit parts of Sumatra, an official from the Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday.
The quake struck late on Monday near the Mentawai islands off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering tsunami waves.
“Twenty-three people were killed in the Mentawai islands. One hundred and sixty-seven have gone missing,” the official, Arlyno, said.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment