Three dead and 24 injured after strong earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia By Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and 24 injured after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said in a statement on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene, at a depth of 10 kilometers. Thousands of residents fled their homes seeking safety after the earthquake, according to the statement. The disaster mitigation agency said a hotel and the governor’s office were badly damaged.

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