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Searching for survivors: more than 1,000 rescue workers deployed after Indonesia earthquake

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Searching for survivors: more than 1,000 rescue workers deployed after Indonesia earthquake

<p>Over a thousand rescue workers are searching for survivors a day after <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/12/07/deadly-earthquake-rocks-northern-indonesia">a magnitude 6.5 earthquake</a> rocked Indonesia, killing at least 102 people.</p> <p>Hundreds were injured in the tremor, the biggest disaster to hit Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. </p> <p>Buyung, a rescue volunteer, said:<br /> “We’re focusing on searching for victims. We believe that there are five more people in this area, so probably the victims are trapped in this area.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">SAR look for victims of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AcehEarthquake?src=hash">#AcehEarthquake</a> in Meuredue today; 8 people believed trapped beneath this 12-unit 2-storey shophouse <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IOMAsiaPacific?src=hash">#IOMAsiaPacific</a> <a href="https://t.co/EqzVmduPtu">pic.twitter.com/EqzVmduPtu</a></p>— IOM Indonesia (@IOM_Indonesia) <a href="https://twitter.com/IOM_Indonesia/status/806701912959500288">December 8, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>As hospitals fill up, makeshift tents have been set up to treat some patients. Thousands more have escaped uninjured, but lost their homes.</p> <p>“Today, we are gathering our belongings,” said one resident. “Perhaps there is still something that we can save, but the stuff we cannot use anymore, we just leave it here.”</p> <p>Currently in Bali, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has said he will visit Aceh soon, but has not yet given a date.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drone video shows damage and rescue effort following powerful Indonesia earthquake that's killed at least 100 people <a href="https://t.co/rLj4scXH5G">https://t.co/rLj4scXH5G</a> <a href="https://t.co/WQjvDKQ5OL">pic.twitter.com/WQjvDKQ5OL</a></p>— ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/806750173787406336">December 8, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>