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Miracle survivor in Indonesia

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Search teams have found a survivor in Indonesia’s devastated Aceh province. The 27-year-old may not have eaten or drunk anything for five days but despite wounds to his arms and legs, he appeared in relatively good shape. He is said to have told his rescuers that monster waves had carried him for two kilometres after they struck his home.

Over 80,000 people have died on Indonesia’s northern Sumatra island, all but a handful of them in Aceh. Officials say the final toll may reach more than 100,000. Aid is being airlifted in but distribution networks are not yet in place to deliver supplies to the hardest-hit areas. Meanwhile, one of the largest aftershocks since Sunday’s quake was registered in the sea off the provincial capital.