Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

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MEUREUDU, Indonesia: Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesia earthquake that killed nearly 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake leveled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami. Search and rescue crews using advanced life-detecting devices have been combing the rubble for any sign of movement, as hopes fade of finding any more survivors more than a day after the quake. “These scan through the rubble to see if anyone’s alive or dead,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Agence France-Presse. The death toll stands at 99, he added.

AFP

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