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Source: Global News

Indonesia tells foreign aid workers to go home as deadline to search rubble looms

Wednesday 18:12 GMT

The government of Indonesia is asking aid workers from other countries’ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to go home, after a devastating earthquake that has killed over 2,000 people.

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake rises to 2,000 as rescuers still search for victims. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake on Sept. 28 devastated the city of Palu and the region, and thousands of people are still unaccounted for and may be trapped under the rubble.

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Source: The Guradian

Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Search and rescue teams found a body on Friday in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, as authorities said there was little doubt the toll would rise further.

The true tally of lives lost across the south was unclear as reports varied, but on Friday night the official toll stood at 14, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach. Miami fire chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue unit in the 1,000-strong community, said: “We have one confirmed deceased and are working to determine if there are others.”

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Source: Fox News

Hurricane Michael's death toll may rise, as rescuers comb through rubble

Today 03:19 GMT

As search and rescue efforts intensify on Sunday in the beachside communities that Hurricane Michael turned into a debris-filled wasteland, authorities believe it’s a matter of time until the death toll will rise.

Far, the death toll stands at 18 people after Michael roared ashore Wednesday in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds and destructive storm surge. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday that the damage caused by the storm is "indescribable and unprecedented," and that about 1,700 search-and-rescue personnel have checked 25,000 homes.


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