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    Indonesians Continue Search for Quake Survivors

    Unfortunately, they’ve seen worse. Indonesia’s Aceh province is pulling itself back together after Wednesday’s magnitude-6.5 earthquake killed at least 102 people. Rescuers are still searching wrecked structures, including a collapsed market, for more survivors, but the death toll is also expected to rise. Dozens of aftershocks have rattled Aceh residents, who still remember an even more devastating catastrophe: The 2004 tsunami that killed over 160,000 in Indonesia alone. Thousands displaced by this week’s quake are living in shelters and President Joko Widodo is planning to visit the area.

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