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50 hurt in Indonesia quake as houses collapse

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An aerial shot of the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on April 3, 2009. A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. (AFP/File)

About 50 people have been injured after a 6.1-magnitude quake Tuesday in the Indonesian province of Aceh caused their houses to collapse, a doctor said.

"We have received around 50 people with injuries suffered when the walls of their houses collapsed," Ema Suryani, a doctor at a health clinic in Lampahan city, Bener Meriah district, told AFP.

"The injuries vary from open wounds to broken bones."