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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 03:37 pm
Terrible stories emerge from Indonesia, where thousands are dead following Saturday’s earthquake:
Subarjo, a 70-year-old food vendor, sobbed next to his dead wife, his house destroyed.
“I couldn’t help my wife … I was trying to rescue my children, one with a broken leg, and then the house collapsed,” he said. “I have to accept this as our destiny, as God’s will.”
In Jakarta, Agustinus Widodo woke to this text message:
Your mother died in the quake. She was trapped under the debris of her home.
Australia has pledged $3 million in emergency aid. Also contributing: the US, China, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Canada, the EU, the city of London, Belgium, and Greece. Images of the disaster and aftermath here.
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