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Source: DW

Indonesia says 5,000 now missing after quake and tsunami

08-Oct-2018

Indonesian officials have indicated that many more people may have died in a quake disaster than the current toll, with 5,000 still unaccounted for.

The number of people believed missing after earthquakes and a tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island late last month has risen dramatically to 5,000,  the country's disaster management agency said on Sunday. The agency said it had so far recovered 1,763 bodies as the death toll from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake continues to rise.

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Source: Global News

Magnitude 5.9 aftershock shakes Haiti day after earthquake killed at least 12

Monday 21:50 GMT

Survivors sifting through the rubble of their earthquake-toppled cinderblock homes in Haiti on Sunday were rattled by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock that caused panic and threatened to raise the death toll even further from 12.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 15.8 kilometres north-northwest of Port-de-Paix, the city hard hit by Saturday night’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake.

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Source: CBS News

Indonesia to end search for earthquake, tsunami victims as death toll soars over 2,000

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it tries to take complete control of the response to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people.

The agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen to 2,045, with most of the fatalities in the coastal city of Palu.

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Source: CBS News

Indonesia to end search for earthquake, tsunami victims as death toll soars over 2,000

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it tries to take complete control of the response to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people.

The agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen to 2,045, with most of the fatalities in the coastal city of Palu.

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Source: DW

World Bank offers financial assistance to disaster-hit Indonesia

Sunday 23:41 GMT

Some of the World Bank loan would be directed towards 150,000 families affected by the earthquakes and tsunami that hit Lombok and Sulawesi islands.

The World Bank announced Sunday it would provide up to $1 billion (€860 million) in loans to the Indonesian government to help relief and reconstruction efforts in areas hit by recent earthquakes and a tsunami.


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