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Indonesia's famed disaster spokesman dies of cancer

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, fondly known as Pak Topo, is a public servant until the end

This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (R) addressing the media during a press conference in Jakarta on the latest updates following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi. - Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman is fighting a daily battle to update the world 24/7 on the latest developments in a deadly quake-tsunami, despite his own impending date with death from terminal cancer. (Photo by GOH Chai Hin / AFP) / TO GO WITH Indonesia-quake-tsunami-spokesman

Indonesia earthquake: Cancer-stricken disaster spokesperson battles on

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:26 PM

'Illness or death is in God's hands, but while I'm still alive I still want to do my best to serve others,' says Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who has Stage IV lung cancer

UPDATES. This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (R) addressing the media during a press conference in Jakarta on the latest updates following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP