Indonesia quake death toll rises to 84 Jan 19, 2021 0 273 12345 dpa JakartaThe death toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province rose to 84 on Monday, the national disaster management agency said. At least 73 of those killed in Friday’s quake were in the badly-hit provincial capital Mamuju, while the other 11 were in the neighbouring district of Majene, the agency said.The disaster agency said nearly 20,000 people were displaced.Agency spokesman Raditya Jati said that electricity had been restored in much of the quake-hit areas and roads that were blocked by landslides had been cleared. Meanwhile, the Indonesian military said it was sending about 100 personnel to guard aid convoys after hungry villagers looted trucks carrying food supplies for earthquake victims over the weekend. “They will be there to support personnel on the ground,” the commander of a military garrison based in Makassar city, Major General Andi Sumangerukka, said in a statement. Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini said aid arrived late to some locations because roads were blocked. “It wasn’t looting. People were hungry and shops were closed,” she said. The disaster agency said displaced people staying in temporary shelters would receive coronavirus tests. “We want to make sure that the displaced people don’t contract Covid-19,” agency chairman Doni Mornardo said, adding that young people would be separated from the elderly to prevent transmission. The agency said on Sunday that more than 700 people were injured in the temblor. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India officials deny claims hospital staff died from vaccine Jan 19, 2021 0 413 Tunisia arrests 632 people, army deployed amid violent protests Jan 19, 2021 0 314 At least 83 killed during clashes in Sudan’s western Darfur region Jan 19, 2021 0 327 Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets Tel Aviv/Gaza City: Israeli fighter jets struck military targets belonging to the radical Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in response to two rockets fired out of the enclave, the army said in a .. 10 Afghanistan soldiers killed in Taliban attack dpa Kabul Ten members of the Afghan army were killed in a Taliban attack in the country’s northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. The militants attacked a military base on the Baghlan-Samangan highway .. Afghanistan launches first polio vaccination drive of 2021 Kabul: Afghanistan launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced. Around 65,000 health workers are assigned .. China willing to share new moon samples ... after laying down rules Beijing: The first rocks brought back to Earth from the moon in decades will be shared with researchers in other countries, provided diplomats can abide by China’s rules for the process of lending and returning the .. Stranded Indian sailors leave China coast after 7 months dpa New Delhi A group of Indian sailors stranded off the Chinese coast for seven months, caught up in a trade dispute between China and Australia, have been allowed to leave for Japan, union officials said on Monday. The ..