Residents stand near earthquake-damaged houses in Ambon, Maluku province, Indonesia. Photo: AP

Fake news keeps scared Indonesian quake victims in shelters

  • A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s remote Maluku Islands on September 26, killing 37 people
  • A stream of hoaxes and fake news about a bigger tsunami-generating quake has resulted in thousands of residents staying in shelters
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Residents stand near earthquake-damaged houses in Ambon, Maluku province, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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A collapsed traditional market building seen after an earthquake in Ambon, Maluku province. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters

Infant killed, at least one person buried in landslide after earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Maluku Islands

  • Terrified residents in Indonesia’s remote Maluku Islands ran to the streets as buildings collapsed after the 6.5-magnitude quake hit
  • Some victims had been killed by falling debris, a person was buried in a landslide, and another victim died of a heart attack as the tremor hit, authorities said
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A collapsed traditional market building seen after an earthquake in Ambon, Maluku province. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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