Earthquakes

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami leave more than 70,000 homeless in hard-hit Palu

a52-tracy-indonesa-quake-transfer-frame-1042Indonesian marines are pouring into the area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami to help with rescues. The death toll climbed overnight to more than 1,420 and Indonesia has still not evacuated all of the injured. But six days after the disasters struck, there were still glimmers of hope on Thursday. A French rescue team said it had detected possible signs of life under rubble in the hard-hit city of Palu, but there was no immediate confirmation of a survivor. Hundreds of victims’ bodies are still believed to be buried under debris in Palu and surrounding towns, and hope has dwindled in recent days of finding anyone else alive. French rescue team member Philip Besson told the Associated Press that a suspected survivor was detected under heavy concrete slabs using scanning equipment. He said his team lacked the heavy machinery to try and free the person before nightfall on Thursday, but that a new effort would be launched on Friday morning…..Read More