Hotels, Airport Destroyed in Padang after Sumatra QuakeWorld | September 30, 2009, Wednesday // 17:31| views
Metro Television reported the roof of Padang airport had collapsed and other media said hotels were destroyed. Photo by Sky News
Local Indonesia TV footage has shown complete devastation in the the city of Padang, with the airport and hotels said to have collapsed after a 7,6-magnitude earthquake.
Metro Television reported the roof of Padang airport had collapsed and other media said hotels were destroyed.
Thousands of people are trapped under rubble and at least 75 are dead after a strong earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials say.
"Hundreds of houses have been damaged along the road. There are some fires, bridges are cut and there is extreme panic here," an eyewitness reported.
The quake was felt around the region, with some high-rise buildings in Singapore, 440 km to the northeast, evacuating staff. Office buildings also shook in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre cancelled an earlier tsunami alert.
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