Saturday, May 27, 2006
Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia was hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake just before 6 am on Saturday, 27 May 2006 (2300 GMT on Friday). MERCY Malaysia is deploying three (3) Emergency Medical Relief teams to assist in relief efforts.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Yogyakarta, Central Java Indonesia, approximately 25 kilometres north of the Indian Ocean coast and 440 kilometres east of Jakarta early Saturday morning. Reuters Foundation reported, fatalities are mostly caused by head injuries and broken bones. Presently, officially 2, 711 people are confirmed dead and countless others are in need of immediate medical attention
Condolences to the victims!