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Thursday 31 March 2005

Aid struggles to reach Indonesia

Search and rescue teams have begun to arrive on the Indonesian island of Nias, which was worst hit by Monday's massive earthquake.

Damaged infrastructure and bad weather are hindering rescue efforts.

Nias residents have been scrambling for aid supplies and searching for survivors. The main town, Gunung Sitoli, has been largely destroyed.

The UN has confirmed 518 were killed in the 8.7-magnitude tremor, but it is thought up to 1,000 may have died.

Read the Full Article at BBC News
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