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JAKARTA: The death toll from Monday's tsunami that struck remote islands in Indonesia's Sumatra province has risen to at least 282 people, and another 411 are still missing, authorities said on Wednesday.

The tsunami, which was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude quake, flattened several villages and a surf resort. "The number of dead is now 282 and 411 are missing," West Sumatra provincial disaster management official Ade Edward said over phone.

He said aid such as food, blankets and tents had begun filtering into the affected areas but that clean water was scarce and that the risk of disease was growing.

"We're still looking for those missing. They could be in the hills, buried by rubble or could have been swept out to sea," Edward said.

The bodies were found in districts of South Pagai, North Pagai, Sikakap and South Sipora, he said.

"Fifteen people sustained serious injuries such as broken limbs," he said.


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Very very sad incident/news.
It is now become a regular happening in Indonesia - frequent tsunami taking away the Island nation slowly !!!
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Indonesia battles to aid tsunami survivors, toll 400

North Pagai (Indonesia), Oct 29 (AFP) Indonesia battled today to deliver aid to remote islands where a tsunami has killed over 400 people, as bodies lay strewn on beaches and buried in debris, days after the wave hit.

Disaster response officials believe, the final death toll from the huge wave that hit the Mentawai island chain, off the west coast of Sumatra Monday, could pass 500, with many of the victims sucked out to sea as the tsunami receeded.

Almost 13,000 people are living in makeshift camps on the islands, after their homes were wiped out in the wave, which was triggered by a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake.

Elsewhere in the disaster-prone archipelago, the nation's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, was spewing lava and ash, threatening residents who may have returned to their homes after an eruption on Tuesday killed 34 people.

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135 missing found in Indonesia tsunami zone: official


Jakarta, Oct 30 (AFP) More than 130 people listed as missing, have been found alive on high ground on a remote Indonesian island, that was devastated by a tsunami five days ago, an official said.

"Rescuers have found some of the missing people on higher ground in North Pagai island," disaster management official Agus Prayitno told AFP, adding that 163 people were now listed as missing compared to 298 earlier today.

He said the official death count had not changed from the 413 provided earlier.

A three-metre (10-foot) tsunami triggered by a powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake slammed into North and South Pagai islands late Monday night. The islands are in the remote Mentawai chain off western Sumatra.

Joskamatir, a disaster management official on North Pagai island, said the missing people had been too scared of another tsunami, to leave the forests and hills above their shattered homes.

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Baby survives Indonesian tsunami after being found in drain

Sleeping soundly in a makeshift crib, this two-month-old baby has become a symbol of hope amid the carnage of the Indonesian tsunami.

The orphan - who was found in a storm drain - only suffered minor cuts and fluid on the lungs and was being treated at a desperately overrun hospital packed with survivors yesterday.

Most patients had to lie on bare floors at the tiny hospital in Pagai Utara and were exposed to rain because of gaping holes in the building's ceilings. Intravenous cords were strung from the rafters.

The death toll from the twin disasters of the tsunami and the eruption of Mount Merapi climbed above 400 with hundreds still missing.

The discovery of the baby followed the rescue of an 18-month-old who was found alive in a tree on Thursday.

Pagai Utara was one of the four main islands hit by the tsunami.

A frantic nurse at the hospital said: "We need doctors, specialists." As she spoke, a survivor named only as Sarifinus, 35, cradled five-year-old son Dimas who cried in agony as medics treated his broken arm.

When the towering waters came, Sarifinus grabbed his two other sons and ran - but the vicious storms tore the children from his arms and they vanished.

One of the hardest hit areas was the village of Pro Rogat on the island of Pagai Seatandug where 65 people died.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories...-22675314/
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Indonesia tsunami toll rises to 450

Jakarta: The tsunami triggered by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's West Sumatra province has claimed nearly 450 lives, while 96 people are still missing, an official said Sunday.

"As of Saturday, the tsunami has killed about 450 people," said Arief Yuwono, deputy minister for environmental damage control and climate change.

The toll may further increase as search and registration of victims are being conducted on dozens of islands in the area, Xinhua reported.

The ministry of environment has recommended that survivors of the tsunami that swept across Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra be relocated due to the vulnerability of the area to natural disasters.

"We recommend that the local people leave their homes as they are prone to disasters," Antara news agency quoted Arief as saying.

An observation team sent to the area would help locate resettlement areas for the local residents via satellite.

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