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Hundreds feared trapped in Sumatra

Hundreds of people have been confirmed dead on the Indonesian island of Sumatra after an earthquake, followed by two powerful aftershocks.

The city worst hit is Padang, where buildings including two hospitals, hotels and shops have collapsed.

People have been digging with their bare hands as they await heavy lifting gear to try to rescue thousands caught in the debris.

Karishma Vaswani has just arrived in Padang.

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