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half guard
05-28-2006, 10:35 AM


Hospitals struggle to cope, over 4,600 dead in quake

28 May 2006

BANTUL, Indonesia - Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday and hospitals struggled to cope with the thousands of injured, a day after an earthquake killed more than 4,600 people on Indonesia’s Java island.

Up to 20,000 had been injured and more than 100,000 have been left homeless, UNICEF (the UN Children’s Fund) spokesman John Budd told Reuters, but he said figures were still sketchy.

“Nobody really knows for sure simply because a lot of people were actually evacuated out ... in order to be treated and a lot of people who are injured have been turned away,” Budd said.

Trucks full of volunteers from Indonesian political parties and Islamic groups, as well as military vehicles carrying soldiers, headed south from the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta to Bantul, hardest hit by the quake, to help in the effort.

Brian Defferding
05-28-2006, 10:38 AM
Just read about that this morning :cry: