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A Battered Indonesia Strives to Get Back on Its Feet

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“Up to Saturday we still saw many people screaming for help from the roof. But we could not do anything to help them. Now their cries are no longer heard,” a 52-year-old, from a village in Indonesia, told the Associate Press, in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that shook his country.

The magnitude of the earthquake that struck Indonesia was 7.5 and the tsunami was said to have been 20 feet high.

A man walks by houses damaged following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, 1 October, 2018.

More than 840 people have died and thousands have been rendered homeless.

Rescue teams carry the bodies of victims to a mass grave following a major earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, 1 October, 2018

Indonesia is grappling with tremendous loss and striving to recover. The European Union and ten other countries have offered help.

People carry items they saved from the rubble following a major earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, 1 October, 2018.

A woman walks through her destroyed home following a major earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, 1 October, 2018.

In this Sunday, 30 September, 2018, file photo, rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquake and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

In this Sunday, 30 September, 2018, file photo, people survey the damage of a shopping mall following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told the Associate Press (AP) that in Indonesia’s Petobo, “it is estimated that there are still hundred of victims buried in mud material.”

An Indonesian police officer leads a sniffer dog during a search for earthquake victims at Petobo village.

In the city of Palu alone, hundreds of people have been injured and thousands of homes have been damaged.

In this Sunday, 30 September, 2018, file photo, a man walks inside a shopping mall which was damaged following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

But cases of survivors being pulled out of the rubble are being reported as well. Rescue efforts are underway.

Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquake and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Rescuers try to save a 15-year old earthquake victim Nurul Istikharah from flood water in her damaged house.

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