Disasters
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Indonesian tsunami kills hundreds

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/18, 10:23 am

Thousands of rescue workers in Indonesia continued to search for victims on Monday after a weekend tsunami struck the coastlines of western Java and the southern Sumatra islands, killing at least 373 people. The waves swept away locals and tourists on Saturday evening after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted and triggered an underwater landslide.

“We request prayers from all over the country so that we are all given salvation, patience, and strength,” said Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who arrived to the area on Monday.

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Trump visits scorched California

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/17/18, 05:42 pm

President Donald Trump visited fire-ravaged Northern California Saturday, as the death toll from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century rose to 76 and authorities attempted to locate more than 1,000 others. Trump was joined by California Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats. Brown welcomed the Republican president’s visit, tweeting, “Now is a time to pull together for the people of California.”

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Indonesia searches plane crash site

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/30/18, 11:16 am

Indonesian authorities and rescue workers on Tuesday continued to search for human remains and clues after a plane crashed Monday with 189 people on board. The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft went down in the sea northeast of Jakarta 13 minutes after it took off. The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency on Tuesday said workers recovered 10 intact bodies and some other body parts.

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