Sep 30, 2009 1:34 PM by Associated Press

Official: Indonesia quake buries thousands

Thousands of people are reported trapped under collapsed buildings -- including two hospitals -- in Indonesia after a powerful earthquake.

At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island, and the death toll is expected to be sharply higher than that.

Amid heavy rain and a power outage, authorities aren't sure of the extent of the damage and casualties.

Officials said the quake triggered a landslide that cut off land transport to the area closest to the epicenter.

The quake was along the same fault line that spawned the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.


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