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Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

The humanitarian crisis in Sulawesi has continued to worsen as organisations struggle to bring the millions of dollars in international aid that has been pledged to the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. ‘I saw my neighbours get buried alive’: the mud-swamped Indonesian village At least 1,424 people are so far reported to have died from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island on Friday. At least a further 2,500 have been injured and more than 100 are still missing. More than 70,000 houses are…

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Jakarta earthquake: Is Indonesia at risk of a repeat of the 2004 mega-tsunami?

DESTROYED: The 2004 Tsunami devastated coastlines across Asia There are fears the quake could be bad as the 2004 earthquake that claimed almost a quarter of a million lives across 14 countries. Terrified residents face rushed preparation, as many buildings which are not structurally sound are at risk of crumbling. On January 23 this year, tremors measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale led to almost 500 houses collapsing, and forecasted earthquakes are predicted to dwarf those shakes. With the potential natural disaster due to strike the city, emergency disaster preparation…

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