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Bali struck by earthquake as leaders due to attend IMF summit

A 6.0-MAGNITUDE earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Bali in the early hours of Thursday, killing four amid a major International Monetary Fund (IMF) summit due to be attended by thousands of regional leaders and delegates. Some attendees in the tourist Island for the IMF and World Bank annual meetings this week evacuated their hotels as the quake shook the island. The latest quake came barely a fortnight after a quake-tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, killed more than 2,000 people. “I felt the quake for at least 30 seconds and I panicked. At first I didn’t want to go out but then I decided to leave,” Katharina Sudiyono, an Indonesian attendee at the summit, told AFP. SEE ALSO: Indonesia quake: Pilot hails take-off ‘guardian angel’ who died  Peter Jacobs, head of the Indonesian Central Bank’s IMF-World Bank taskforce, said delegates in Bali’s Nusa Dua district for the summit were quickly informed of the situation. “Many summit participants woke up and asked questions, but we immediately sent out information to them that there had been an earthquake and the impact in Nusa Dua,” he told AFP. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Bali struck by earthquake as leaders due to attend IMF summit, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Bali struck by earthquake as leaders due to attend IMF summit

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 11 October, 2018

 

 

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