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Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

  Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the disaster, triggered by heavy rain on Saturday. Scores have suffered injuries, including cuts and broken bones, while some 40 unidentified bodies would be buried in a mass grave on Thursday, officials said. Many…

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Indonesia Summons Australian Envoy over Inhuman Senator’s Christchurch Remarks Punished by Heroic ‘Egg boy’

  Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi said she had called ambassador Gary Quinlan to her office to convey the Muslim majority country’s “strong condemnation” of Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial comments. The 50 Muslims killed in Friday’s massacre in Christchurch included one Indonesian, while another was seriously injured. “Ambassador Quinlan conveyed his reassurance that the statement made by Senator Anning…

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Death toll from Indonesia’s flash floods hits 77

  More than three dozen people remain missing, while scores have been injured in the disaster, triggered by torrential rain and landslides. “The death toll could still go up with 43 people unaccounted for,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors, as medical personnel treated the wounded…

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Flash floods kill at least 42 in Indonesia’s Papua province

  The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain since Saturday that triggered the floods, said the official, Cory Simbolon. At least nine houses and two bridges were damaged by the floods, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, adding that a search and rescue team has yet to reach all the affected…

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Scores killed after floods, landslides, tornado hit Indonesia

At least 68 people have been killed and nearly 7,000 forced to take refuge in emergency shelters after floods, landslides and a tornado battered the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the past week, authorities said on Sunday. Rescue teams were still looking for seven missing people, while 47 had been injured during the devastation that saw heavy rains causing a dam…

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Indonesia finds crashed Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, search officials said on Monday. Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters a weak signal from the recorder had been detected for several days and…

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Landslides kill at least 15 in Indonesia after year of disasters

Indonesian rescue teams were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year’s Day, officials said, after a year of natural disasters that killed thousands. At least 20 people were missing after landslides during heavy rain buried 30 houses in Sukabumi regency, West Java. “Loose soil is a danger to rescue teams…

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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami hits 429

The number of people killed by a tsunami that hit Indonesia has jumped to 429, and Indonesian rescuers expect the figure to rise as the search expands. More than 1,400 people were injured while at least 154 others remain missing since an underwater landslide triggered by the eruption of the Anak Krakatau Volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands…

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Rescue Operation Underway in Indonesia amid Fear for More Tsunamis

Rescue operation is underway in Indonesia as authorities warn for more deadly tsunamis that could strike the Indonesian coastline in the coming days. At least 281 people have died and more than a thousand injured from the tsunami, which struck the Indonesian coastline without warning Saturday night. Hundreds more are injured and more than two dozen remain missing. In the…

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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami soars to 168

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of destruction and triggering mass panic as it swept inland. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java…

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