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45,000 homeless, 102 killed and 11,000 buildings destroyed in Indonesian earthquake

The 6.5 magnitude quake that hit Aceh on the 7th December is thought to have killed more than 100 and destroyed over 11,000 buildings across the three districts near its epicentre. The agency said the scale of the quake’s destruction was becoming clearer as aid workers reached out into affected areas.

On Saturday, sniffer dogs were again used in the search for bodies and possible survivors in the devastated town of Meureudu, where a market filled with shop houses was largely flattened. Four other locations in Pidie Jaya are also the focus of search efforts. The Pidie Jaya regency, on the coast towards the southern tip of the island, is thought to have been one of the worst-affected areas

For more information, go to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/indonesia-earthquake-rescue-efforts-near-end-death-toll-revised-100-aceh-1595676

 

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