3 dead as quake hits Indonesia anew

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At least three have been reported dead as a strong earthquake hit Indonesia again today, October 11.

According to a report, the quake brought fear and panic to those in Bali. No tsunami warning, fortunately, was declared.

“The earthquake happened early Thursday when they were sleeping and the quake suddenly rocked so they didn’t have time to evacuate,” Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

The archepelagic country is still in the process of recovering from the earthquake, tsunami, and soil liquefication that hit Sulawesi some two weeks ago, killing at least more than a thousand. As of this writing, Indonesian authorities have ordered for the extension of its search operation as many others remain missing at the request of their families in hope to give their loved ones a proper burial.

“Some 10,000 rescuers toiled on what would have been the final day of searching the ruins of the seaside city of Palu, as relatives kept hoping their loved ones could be found and given a proper burial,” a report read.

A resident told Aljazeera that, “In these conditions, we realise it is very difficult to get all the bodies out; but we expect our family members to be found but they haven’t so the government needs to give us a solution.”