Bali Earthquake Leaves Eight Injured

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Sept. 19 (UPI) — Medical officials say at least eight people were injured Saturday in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Bali.

I.G.N. Putra Wibawa, a spokesman for Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, told the ANTARA News Service the hospital was treating eight people injured when debris from their houses fell on them.

“We have received eight patients who were injured in the earthquake,” he said. “The eight patients consist of two from Mengwi in Badung district and six from Denpasar city.”

The spokesman told ANTARA that three of the patients had sustained leg and feet fractures, while two others had minor head wounds.

Indonesian seismologists said the 6.4-magnitude quake, which struck at 7:06 a.m., was centered 63 miles southeast of Nusa Dua, Bali, at a depth of 22 miles.

“The tremor was very strong,” CNN quoted Rustam Pakaya, head of the Health Ministry’s crisis center said, as writing in a text message to journalists.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International

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