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Friday, October 29, 2010

Hundreds dead in double tragedy for Indonesia

Lava Pijar Merapi MunculA tsunami and a volcanic eruption in Indonesia have killed hundreds of people.

More than 400 are missing and tens of thousands displaced following the double tragedy, authorities said.

One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes spewed out clouds of ash and jets of searing gas in an eruption that has killed at least 28 people and injured 14.

Mount Merapi, on the outskirts of the city of Yogyakarta on Java island, first erupted on Tuesday, a day after a tsunami pounded remote islands in western Indonesia. The death toll from the tsunami is at least 282, according to one West Sumatra official.

The wave, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude quake that struck west of South Pagai in the Mentawai islands, flattened several villages and a surf resort. At least 411 people are still missing, while the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 4,000 people have been displaced by the tsunami.

TV stations showed footage of villages flattened by the wave, with dejected survivors combing through rubble for belongings.

Authorities have been battling to handle both disasters, with more than 40,000 villagers evacuated from the slopes of Mount Merapi, where many houses have been destroyed, their ruins lying covered in white ash.

(source: msn)

Note: My condolence. To all my Indonesian friends, I hope nothing happen to you and your family.

22 comments:

  1. hurm..lepas satu..satu..malapetaka ke ats indonesia..takziah..

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  2. ayunda - tu la kan. kesian dorang.

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  3. takziah buat mangsa..

    mcm2 mereka ne di duga..

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  4. wai - yep. harap ditempatkan bersama orang yang beriman.

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  5. Salam takziah buat keluarga mangsa,
    Harap mereka dpt terima dugaan yg menimpa mereka....

    -al fatihah-

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  6. It is so heart wrenching to know that their suffering will not end anytime soon. :(

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  7. Guess it's a bless in disguise for me that hubi not in Indon during that time. Passport roasak. Have to wait 1 month before can fly again.

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  8. wanie - yep. semoga mereka tabah menghadapi ujian dari allah ini.

    al-fatihah.

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  9. tekkaus - we should be thankful that our country is not so bad after all. to our indonesian friends, hope nothing happen to them and everything will be back to normal.

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  10. smallkucing - my colleague are still there either jakarta or bandung =)

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  11. gheeeeh that wasn't good to hear
    hope indonesia is in full recovery soon
    my condolences to those in lost

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    have a great day

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  16. kesian..apa pun takziah pun mangsa yang terlibat

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  17. poorprince - yeah, poor them. i have some friends in indonesia too and hope everything is fine.

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  18. poorprince - ah! i miss the celebration!

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  19. afzainizam - betul tu. kita patut ambik iktibar.

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  20. afzainizam - bagus tu bro. benda-benda macam ni akan membuatkan kita dekat dengan tuhan.

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