- Title: Rescue operations draw to a close in Indonesia's quake-stricken Aceh
- Date: 9th December 2016
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (DECEMBER 9, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF INDONESIAN NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY SIGN OF INDONESIA NATIONAL DISASTER AGENCY INDONESIAN NATIONAL DISASTER AGENCY SPOKESMAN, SUTOPO PURWO, SPEAKING IN A NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDONESIAN NATIONAL DISASTER AGENCY SPOKESMAN, SUTOPO NUGROHO SAYING: "The final data today is: 100 people dead and among them 92 people have been identified. Information of the casualties have completed and matched their identity, information include their age, address, gender, and the location where they were found as well as their family information." NUGROHO HOLDING UP PAPER SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE OF TERRAIN BEFORE AND AFTER QUAKE (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDONESIAN NATIONAL DISASTER AGENCY SPOKESMAN, SUTOPO NUGROHO SAYING: "Until now the search and rescue operation is still ongoing, so as the handling of evacuees and assessment of the impact of earthquake." CAMERAMEN FILMING NUGROHO TALKING TO MEDIA
- Embargoed: 24th December 2016 08:44
- Keywords: Indonesia newser quake disaster death toll rescue
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Reuters ID: LVA0015C5W6YT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesian officials said on Friday (December 9) that search and rescue operations were nearing an end three days after a powerful earthquake hit the northern province of Aceh.
"The final data today is: 100 people dead and among them 92 people have been identified," spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Nugroho said, revising the death toll from 102 to 100.
Wednesday's (December 7) 6.5 magnitude earthquake, which toppled dozens of buildings and injured hundreds of people, was the worst disaster to hit the region since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The province of Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, has declared a two-week state of emergency and the central government has pledged aid for recovery efforts.
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