|Indonesian tragedy gets bigger|
|Written by Diana-Adela Ionita|
|Thursday, 28 October 2010|
After more than 48 hours of tragedy in Indonesia, the hopes of finding survivors are minimal.The latest report set out by the security services shows a more terrible balance of the catastrophe happened on Monday morning: 311 persons died and another 379 are still missing.
According to official sources, another 32 people were killed by the incandescent ash clouds emitted by the Merapi volcano. Surprised by the bad weather, a plane crashed in the Papuan Province, after it hit a tree while trying to land. Five policemen died in the accident. They were transporting supplies for the victims which were affected by the floods and torrents of mud, which, in mid-October.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami and a volcano eruption affected the Mentawai Islands from Indonesia.
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