25 Jun 2010

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 22

9:36 pm on 25 June 2010

The death toll on the West Papuan island of Yapen following a series of strong earthquakes in Indonesia last week has risen to 22.

The International Red Cross says about 150 people who were seriously injured are receiving medical treatment at a hospital on the island.

The head of the Indonesian Red Cross delegation, Bob McKerrow, says about 2,700 families in eight subdistricts have been affected.

Mr McKerrow says people have enough food for now but the Red Cross is working to restore water, sanitation and electricity.