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The figure was earlier given by Jusof Kalla, the Indonesian VP and this pc. of news was taken off from our local ppr, The Straits Times:
2,000 feared dead in Indonesia after quake
JAKARTA - As many as 2,000 people are feared dead in Indonesia after a powerful earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale struck Sumatra late Monday night, an official said on Tuesday. Initial fears of quake-generated tsunamis have eased in the 12 hours since the quake.
The latest news I heard on radio was that there were indeed ppl buried in the quake and that 80% of the buildings in Nias were destroyed. I got that from liputan6.com btw.
In life, it's not important how you fall but how you get up