» 08/21/2012, 00.00
Earthquake in Sulawesi, six dead, dozens injured and hundreds of homes damaged
Death toll from 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the central part of Indonesia at the weekend continues to climb. Some villages are isolated by landslides and flooding, bridge and roads destroyed. The epicenter of the quake in the districts of Paris, Moutong and Sigi. Army soldiers lead emergency rescue of civilian population.
Nine villages and almost 2,000 homes destroyed in Papua quake
Seven churches, a power station and an elementary school are also razed. The region is very poor with limited communications. The exact number of victims is still unknown.
West Java, earthquake victims mount: 46 dead, thousands displaced
Rescuers dig in the mud and rubble to find survivors, but hopes with the passing hours. About 300 wounded, thousands of homes were destroyed, dozens of people remain missing. 5 thousand people remain outdoors overnight for fear of new tremors.
Search for victims under mud ceases in Sumatra
Search is called off for fears of epidemics. Under the rubble there could still be thousands of bodies. Some small signs of recovery, shops and schools re-open. Lack of resources to treat thousands of wounded.
Hundreds of quake victims on Banyak Islands
Rescue operations on Nias and Simeuleu are made difficult by lack of earth-moving equipment to clear roads from rubble. International community is sending aid and pledges economic support.
Aceh magnitude 6.1 earthquake, at least 22 dead and over 200 injured
Avalanches and landslides are hampering relief operations for earthquake victims. Thousands of homes and buildings damaged. In some areas the population has slept outdoors, given the multiple aftershocks. Six children killed, 14 others still trapped, in the collapse of a mosque. Interruptions in electricity supply.
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