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Indonesia ends mine collapse search as death toll reaches 27

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Rescuers are forced to stop using excavators as ground conditions deteriorated

ENDING THE SEARCH. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana released on February 27, shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. Photo by BNBP/AFP

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

While authorities say the search and rescue effort would continue for another week, they make no mention of continuing efforts to get food and water to any possible survivors

RESCUE OPERATIONS. This handout picture taken and released on March 4, 2019 by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the country's disaster mitigation agency, shows rescuers continuing operationt in an attempt to reach trapped miners after the February 26 landslide at an illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. Handout photo by BNPB/AFP

Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Lashed by the heavy rain, rivers swell, bursting their banks and inundating dozens of communities in 11 districts of southern Sulawesi. Parts of the provincial capital Makassar are also affected.

FLOODING. Indonesian soldiers evacuate flood-affected residents in Makassar on January 23, 2019. Photo by Indra Abriyanto/AFP

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia earthquake nears 2000

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, says local military spokesman M. Thohir.

THE DEAD OF PALU. People attempt to identify the bodies of their relatives at the compounds of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following a strong earthquake in the area. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:06 PM

A miracle arrives out of the blue in devastated Palu port – the KRI Dr Soeharso, an Indonesian naval ship, kitted out with a top-rate medical clinic

BIRTH. Indonesian Dinar, 38-year-old, tends to her newborn baby named after the KRI floating hospital Dian Suharsi On the floating hospital in Pantoloan on October 6, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:32 PM

There are fears that vast numbers of decomposing bodies could still be buried beneath Petobo and Balaroa – two areas virtually wiped off the map

WIPED. Mass graves were being readied on October 1, 2018 for hundreds of victims of the Indonesian quake and tsunami as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1,500

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

After days of delays, international aid has finally started to arrive in the disaster zone, where the UN says almost 200,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance

AFTERMATH. A quake survivor searches for salvageable items from the debris of a factory complex in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

U.N. says needs are 'vast' in Indonesia as toll nears 1,400

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured

HELP NEEDED. Earthquake-affected people wait for an evacuation flight by the Indonesian military at the airport in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia clamps down on looting as death toll tops 1,200

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, among them thousands of children, says the UN

LOOTING. People loot a convenience store in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on September 30, 2018, after a strong earthquake trigered a tsunami that struck the area. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured

MASS GRAVE. Officials carry body bags into a mass grave ahead of a mass funeral for quake victims in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesians turn to Facebook in desperate hunt for loved ones

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Families are posting photos, descriptions of lost family members, and contact numbers in the hope of learning more

RUBBLE. A policeman stands over the rubble of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, after it collapsed following a strong earthquake in the area. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Mass burials to begin as Indonesia death toll tops 800

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(5th UPDATE) As shattered survivors scoured make-shift morgues for loved ones, and authorities struggled to dig out the living or assess the scale of the devastation beyond the city of Palu, grim warnings come that the eventual toll could reach thousands

AFTERMATH. Residents look at covered up bodies recovered after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Photo by Ola Gondronk/AFP

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(6th UPDATE) The national disaster agency puts the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warns the toll is likely to rise

AFTERMATH. People walk past dead bodies (blue cover) a day after a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Rescuers scrambled to reach tsunami-hit central Indonesia and assess the damage after a strong quake brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. Photo by OLA GONDRONK/AFP

Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) Video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp spiral in Palu, nearly 80 kilometers from the quake's epicenter, showed a churning wall of whitewater mow down several buildings and inundate a large mosque

EARTHQUAKE. This handout photograph taken and released on September 28, 2018 by Indonesia's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows a collapsed shopping mall in Palu, Central Sulawesi, after a strong earthquake hit the area. Handout photo by BNPB/AFP

Indonesian teen rescued after 7 weeks adrift at sea

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Aldi Novel Adilang goes adrift in mid-July when the he was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometers off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

WATCH: Indonesian market sells monkey meat, other exotic animals

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Authorities and activists are stepping up efforts to persuade villagers on Sulawesi island to stop consuming the critically endangered monkey Macaca nigra one of many exotic creatures that form part of the local indigenous community s diet

MONKEY MEAT. In Indonesia, macaques face extinction due to demand for their meat. Screenshot from AFP video

Uighur fighting with Indonesian radicals shot dead – police

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Police say the man who died in a shootout on a mountainside Wednesday is the last of a handful of Uighurs who had joined extremist group the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen on central Sulawesi island

Death toll from Indonesian ferry accident climbs to 20

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:15 PM

The boat was believed to be carrying 116 people when it ran into trouble

WAITING. A woman whose relatives were on board a missing ferry, cries next to a board featuring names of passengers at a center set up in Siwa, in South Sulawesi. Photo by AFP

Captain of sunken ferry rescued in Indonesia, 70 still missing

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:31 PM

The captain said he told passengers and crew to put on life jackets abandon ship and make for the life rafts which had been launched

WAITING. A woman whose relatives were on board a missing ferry, cries next to a board featuring names of passengers at a center set up in Siwa, in South Sulawesi. Photo by AFP

Families wait for news after Indonesia ferry disaster, vessel still missing

Dec 21, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Nearly 80 people remain missing after a vessel carrying 118 passengers ran into trouble in rough seas over the weekend as it crossed the southern gulf of Sulawesi island

WAITING. A woman whose relatives were on board a missing ferry, cries next to a board featuring names of passengers at a center set up in Siwa, in South Sulawesi. Photo by AFP

Karaoke fire kills 12

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The blaze was sparked by a short circuit on the second floor of the popular 3 storey Inul Vizta club

Indonesia floods leave 16 dead, tens of thousands displaced

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:10 PM

People waded through waist deep water to get to safety while some took to rubber dinghies to escape the rapidly rising flood waters

FLASHFLOODS, LANDSLIDES. Cars are seen on top of each after being hit by flood waters in Manado on January 16, 2014. Photo by Yudi Makka/AFP