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2006-07-19 05:25:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550. Rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into worst-hit Pangandaran town while a search continued for about 275 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (185 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java. A light aftershock that shook Pangandaran beach sent some people...

2006-07-19 03:05:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday in fear of more giant waves, as rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into this Indonesian town two days after a tsunami. While the death toll jumped to 525, a search continued for 273 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (186 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java on Monday, A light aftershock that shook Pangandaran beach sent some...

2006-07-18 21:47:26

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands awoke from a second night on mosque floors or under makeshift shelters on Indonesia's Java island on Tuesday as authorities grappled with the aftermath of a tsunami that killed at least 368 people. As efforts continued to find 235 people still missing, the media questioned why there was no warning ahead of Monday's killer waves despite regional efforts to set up early alert systems after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami of...

2006-07-18 12:35:00

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A tsunami that swept through fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island killed 368 people and more than 200 others are missing, officials said on Tuesday. More than 54,000 people have been displaced, they said. There was no warning before the waves struck on Monday, despite efforts to set up warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left 230,000 dead or missing, including 170,000 in Indonesia. But many residents and...

2006-07-18 11:47:14

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has crossed 340, and more than 200 people are missing, officials said on Tuesday. More than 54,000 people have been displaced, they said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck on Monday, despite regional efforts to establish early warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that left 230,000...

2006-07-18 09:29:14

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has crossed 340, and over 200 more people are missing, officials said on Tuesday. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead and more than 54,000 people were displaced, they said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck on Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish early warning...

2006-07-18 07:20:21

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll rose swiftly toward 300 on Tuesday after a strong undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 131 people were missing and 34,013 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck late Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish...

2006-07-18 04:33:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian responses ranged from despair to acceptance after a tsunami on Monday killed at least 256 people on Java, the latest in a line of disasters to hit the sprawling, developing nation in recent years. The biggest was the December 2004 tsunami that struck Indonesia's Aceh province the hardest, leaving 170,000 people dead or missing. But since then, few months have gone by without landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or floods that have taken or...

2006-07-18 05:55:00

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- The death toll rose swiftly over 300 on Tuesday after a strong undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 131 people were missing and 34,013 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck late Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish early warning...

2006-07-18 03:28:40

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 256 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island, following a strong undersea earthquake, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 122 people were missing and 28,000 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings were reported ahead of the waves despite regional efforts to establish early warning systems after...


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