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Indonesia in need after Earthquakes

Islamic Relief teams have already been deployed and will be assessing the needs of victims after multiple earthquakes rocked the Pacific Rim region over the past few days.

On September 29, an 8.3 magnitude quake struck Samoa, generating waves as high as 15ft in some areas and leaving at least 149 people dead and tens of thousands in need.

The Samoan Prime Minister told the BBC “the devastation caused was complete.”

The very next day, at least another 2,000 people were badly injured and another 528 killed after a pair of earthquakes, the first a 7.6 magnitude and the second a 6.2 magnitude, struck off the coast of Padang in Indonesia, according to Indonesian national news figures.

Some news stations are reporting casualties as high as 1,000 people.

There are reports of widespread destruction to buildings, roads and bridges; several subsequent landslides; and fires have been reported around Padang city, including one which caused severe damage to the local market.

Many victims are in desperate need of medical attention and humanitarian aid.

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  • 4 Responses for "Indonesia in need after Earthquakes"

    1. alexandria October 1st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

      bro i agree witchu on the shake hamza post be4, but i must say im embarassed by your wording. you write too much and it’s a lil sloppy. you gotta write less with a single clean message. just pose tha question up front. no need to run on and on about it. its only gonna cause more drama. i know youre prolly thinkin its a blog and this is what dem bloggas do….talk and type a lot, but thats a stereotype if not an excuse to type mindless garbage online so people can read. we do tha same thang when we talk…..just say random garbage all day without even thinking. anyways bro i support your post and am shckd why they wont be advertizing shake hamza, but just ease up on the wording ya kno? if ya dont know now ya kno!
      one love mr.

    2. Saqib Ali October 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 am

      How can I leave a comment on a previous thread in which my name was mentioned?? There seems to be no box where I can leave a comment. Are comments/discussion only enabled on the most recent thread?

    3. Uncle tom October 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

      who cares about Indonesia??
      bring on some more controversial topics and let’s spice things up.

    4. notacouch October 5th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      jazakallah khayr for sharing this.

      Only heard of the “standing masjid” thing recently and it occurred to me that I don’t doubt Indonesia is still feeling the devastation from the tsunami in 2004. Aid can’t be a one-off thing and then let go because you helped once, prayed once, or because of the discomfort it causes to consider it. (This is not just about Indonesia, of course.)

      @Uncle tom
      that’s a really sad statement =\ I don’t see how anything could trivialize someone else’s affairs but to each their own…

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