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Rescue efforts follow Indonesian natural disasters

Rescue teams in Indonesia are searching for survivors in two disaster areas one hit by a tsunami, another by a volcanic eruption.

They've been unable to reach some of the villages swept away by the tsunami on the Mentawai islands off the west coast of Sumatra, where more than a hundred people are confirmed dead.

In Central Java, some 14,000 villagers have been moved from the slopes of Mount Merapi following an eruption that killed more than 20 people.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 27 Oct 2010
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