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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:53 AM

Indonesia's grim search for disaster dead nears its end

Source: Associated Press


By DITA ALANGKARA
2 hours ago

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is nearing its end almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city of Palu in central Sulawesi.

Authorities had said the official search and rescue effort would end Thursday with prayers in areas of the city such as Balaroa, Petobo and Jono Oge where the force of the quake liquefied soft soil and tore apart neighborhoods. But the national disaster agency’s spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, told a news conference it would continue for one more day after requests from families of the missing.

He said it will take two years for the region to rebuild and recover.

The agency said the official death toll had risen to 2,073 as of Thursday, with most of the fatalities in Palu.


Read more: https://www.apnews.com/a5954736e9f54bbc9141dd60dbdfb7cf

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:34 AM

1. Did trump even offer paper towels?

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:39 PM

2. My real worry is the thousands of people without food, shelter, and medicine.

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