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Indonesian Earthquake Death Toll Tops 5,400

HeadlineMay 30, 2006

In Indonesia, the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has risen to 5,400. More than 200,000 people have been left homeless and have been forced to live in makeshift tents. Many are still waiting for help. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit Central Java is the third major disaster to strike Indonesia in the last 18 months. Meanwhile concern is growing that a volcano near the epicenter could soon erupt. Plumes of smoke are now rising out of the volcano and trails of lava are running down its slopes.

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