Disasters
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Hope dwindles for finding tsunami victims alive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/05/18, 12:35 pm

The death toll from the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated Indonesia a week ago has risen to 1,558 people, as responders start to lose hope of finding more survivors. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi last Friday, followed by a 7.5 magnitude quake that triggered a tsunami. Since then, the island has suffered about 422 aftershocks.

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Volcano follows earthquake on Indonesian island

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/03/18, 10:46 am

A volcano erupted in Indonesia on Wednesday on the same island struck last week by an earthquake and a tsunami disaster that has now killed at least 1,400 people. Mount Soputan, located on Suwalesi, belched out ash as high as 19,700 feet into the sky. Last Friday a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the island, followed by a 7.5 magnitude quake that triggered a tsunami.

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Number of dead continues to rise in Indonesia disaster

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/02/18, 11:07 am

As rescuers continue to search for survivors, Indonesian officials on Tuesday raised the death toll to 1,234 people after an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed the casualties and said 799 other people sustained severe injuries. The death toll is likely to increase when officials run a count in the communities of Sigi and Balaroa. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the island on Friday evening, followed by a 7.5 magnitude quake that triggered a tsunami. The disaster displaced more than 50,000 people.

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