Earthquake Batters Central Indonesia Early estimates say at least 2,900 people are dead after an earthquake strikes central Indonesia. A representative of the International Red Cross in Jakarta tells Linda Wertheimer about the damage and the beginning of relief efforts.
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Earthquake Batters Central Indonesia

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Earthquake Batters Central Indonesia

Earthquake Batters Central Indonesia

Earthquake Batters Central Indonesia

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Early estimates say at least 2,900 people are dead after an earthquake strikes the island of Java in central Indonesia.

A representative of the International Red Cross in Jakarta tells Linda Wertheimer about the damage and the beginning of relief efforts. The 6.2 quake hit near a highly populated area about 1,500 miles from the site of the worst damage of the 2004 tsunami that struck South Asia.