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Aid Rolling Into Hard-Hit Indonesia City

Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the earthquake and tsunami stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more international aid arrived and humanitarian workers fanned out in the countryside. Indonesia’s disaster agency said the death toll had climbed to 1,649, with at least 265 people still missing, though it said that number could be higher. A Japanese Self Defense Force plane landed at Palu’s airport Saturday morning. Soldiers unloaded tons of supplies including medicines and small portable generators in boxes emblazoned with the Japanese flag and the words “From the People of Japan.” The dead were still being recovered more than a week after the double disaster. Eight victims in black body bags of the national search and rescue agency were arranged in a row at the crumpled Palu neighborhood of Balaroa, destined for a mass grave. Volunteers arrive In the dusty one-road village of Pewunu, excited...

 

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