Indonesia earthquake: At least 43,000 rendered homeless

Indonesia: The estimate of the number of the homeless continues to grow as relief efforts fan out across the three districts near the epicenter of Wednesday's magnitude 6.5 quake.

Jakarta | Published: December 10, 2016 10:19 am
indonesia, indonesia quake, indonesia earthquake, Aceh earthquake, aceh quake, homeless, loss of homes, 43000 rendered homeless, people homeless, Indonesian homeless, indonesia news, malaysia, malaysia earthquake, world news The disaster relief agency says humanitarian groups are now coordinating their efforts from a main command post in the worst affected district of Pidie Jaya.

Indonesia’s government says at least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Aceh province. The estimate of the number of the homeless continues to grow as relief efforts fan out across the three districts near the epicenter of Wednesday’s magnitude 6.5 quake. At least 100 people died.

The disaster relief agency says humanitarian groups are now coordinating their efforts from a main command post in the worst affected district of Pidie Jaya.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo traveled Friday to areas of the province torn apart by the quake and vowed to rebuild communities.

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