Thousands raised for earthquake victims

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A mosque congregation raised thousands of pounds to support the victims of a natural disaster thousands of miles away.

Worshippers at the Faizan e Madinah Mosque in Gladstone Street, Peterborough, collected £3,000 to help those affected by the recent earthquake which hit Indonesia in September.

Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured or left homeless when a large 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Palu, located on the coast of the country, at the end of September. The earthquake triggered a large tsunami.

Chairman of the mosque Abdul Choudhuri presented the cheque to Taukir Iqbal, of the Muslim Hands charity earlier this week.