» 06/05/2006, 00.00
Java: Starting from scratch after quake
AsiaNews visited the areas hardest hit by the 27 May quake in Java: Wedi, Gantiwarno and Bayat in Klaten regency. Here are the stories of survivors, who search among the ruins for items of value, and who are paralyzed by terror. The tragedy has led to previously unheard-of trends, like begging and heavy vehicle traffic.
Newborns, children, most forgotten victims of Java quake
Aid is arriving slowly: milk and clothes for child survivors are lacking. Tents available are still very few: survivors are sleeping under the trees in graveyards, along roads in makeshift shelters or in animal sheds.
Java quake: aftershock sparks panic among people
There were tremors of magnitude 4 during the night. Survivors fear another disaster and the eruption of the Merapi volcano.
Tsunami alert still high, warn experts
Sunda Strait near Jakarta, just shaken by a strong tremor, is at the centre of attention, but so far it has been spared by freak waves. President Susilo visited Cilacap and promised to have a new anti-tsunami alert system in place by 2008.
More than 260 people killed by tsunami
The crisis centre at Indonesia's health ministry said around 290 people were injured and 125 missing. This information is provisional: rescue workers fear many more people may be buried under the rubble left in the wake of the two-metre wave that struck Java yesterday.
Nias: a forgotten disaster
One year after an earthquake shattered the Indonesian island, residents complain about a lack of schools, homes, roads and bridges. Displaced people are living in huts set up with their savings. Reconstruction is up to NGOs and the government agency.
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