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Sport Last day of search for victims of Indonesia disaster; three dead in Java quake

10:07  11 october  2018
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Earthquake jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia

  Earthquake jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake at a depth of 11 miles (18 kilometers) was centered about 19 miles (30 kilometers) north of the central Sulawesi town of Donggala. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said it didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.

Indonesia ’s disaster agency said the nighttime quake was centered at sea, 55 kilometers (34 miles) The agency said the worst affected area was in Sumenep district, East Java where three people died in one The official search for bodies will end Thursday with mass prayers in hard-hit neighborhoods

Indonesian officials says the death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi Island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, and that the number is expected to rise. Indonesia finds more bodies as death toll from quake nears 2,000.

Rescue workers scoured the rubble of devastated communities on Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Thursday, the last day of the search for victims of a 7.5 magnitude quake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people two weeks ago.

If any reminder were needed of Indonesia's treacherous tectonics, a magnitude 6 quake struck off Indonesia's Java and Bali islands early on Thursday, killing three people in Java, damaging buildings and sparking panic.

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Indonesian officials have said the search for victims of last month's earthquake and tsunami is to The disaster struck part of Sulawesi two weeks ago, leaving at least 1,754 dead and another 2,549 This was followed by a tsunami. The BBC's Hywel Griffith says that after nine days rescue teams on

Rescue workers in Indonesia stepped up their search for victims of an earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday, hoping to find as many bodies as they can before this week's The national disaster mitigation agency has called off the search from Thursday, citing concern about the spread of disease.

The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are being held this week on Bali and attended by more than 19,000 delegates and other guests, including ministers, central bank heads and some country leaders.

On the west coast of Sulawesi, hundreds of kilometers northeast of Bali, the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck the seaside city of Palu on Sept. 28 stood at 2,045.

Some 10,000 rescuers toiled for a final day as relatives of the missing clung to their last hopes that the bodies of their loved ones could be found and given a proper burial.

"I don't have any tears left, all I want is to find them," said Ahmad, 43, a farmer who was waiting near a pile of debris that used to be home in Palu's Balaroa neighborhood.

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Indonesia to stop searching for quake victims on Thursday: agency. Indonesia 's fickle quake Most of the dead from the quake and tsunami were in Palu, the region’s main urban center. Sulawesi is one of Indonesia ’s five main islands. The archipelago sees frequent earthquakes and occasional

Indonesian rescue workers will stop searching for the bodies of victims of an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi on Rescue team carry dead body on top of a broken bridge after hit by earthquake and tsunami last week in Palu, Indonesia Sulawesi island, October 7, 2018.

His wife and two daughters are missing in the ruins.

Balaroa and other Palu neighborhoods were devastated by liquefaction, which happens when a quake shakes soft, damp soil, turning it into a viscous, roiling liquid.

Ahmad's third daughter was badly injured and has been taken to the city of Makassar for treatment.

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"She's all I have left. Everything I own, everyone else, is gone," he said.


No one knows how many people have yet to be found in Balaroa and other neighborhoods but it could be as many as 5,000, the national disaster mitigation agency says.

Rescue teams are working with residents to try to identify where victims could be. However, it is mostly guesswork because of how far the ground moved during liquefaction.

"We hope the families understand that there's very little hope at this point," said search volunteer Hadrianos Poliamar.

"At the same time, if they ask us to help, if they're pointing 'please look here, my family is under here', of course, we can't say 'no', we have to dig. We want to help as many as we can."

The government has called off the search for bodies from Thursday, citing concern about the spread of disease, and is beginning to focus efforts on the next phase - rebuilding.

Data on the destruction is being compiled and mapping done to help determine where new houses should be built.

The danger of tsunamis near the coast in the north of the Palu and of soil liquefaction in the south are the major worries.

Areas hit by liquefaction will be turned into parks and sports fields and memorials.

Nofal Surya, 37, lost 15 members of his extended family in Balaroa. The bodies of only seven have been found.

"If I follow my heart, of course I want the search to keep going. But I think I have to accept that I may never find them," he said.

(Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Paul Tait)

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