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Source: Global News

Helicopters drop disinfectant on quake-ravaged Indonesia to prevent disease

Friday 08:05 GMT

Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday.

Indonesia tells foreign aid workers to go home as deadline to search rubble looms. The Indonesian Red Cross said Thursday there is a massive effort underway to distribute 215 metric tons of relief such as tarpaulins, clean drinking water and other items to tens of thousands of displaced people before monsoon rains set in.

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