At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s government says at least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Aceh province.

The estimate of the number of the homeless continues to grow as relief efforts fan out across the three districts near the epicenter of Wednesday’s magnitude 6.5 quake. At least 100 people died.

The disaster relief agency says humanitarian groups are now coordinating their efforts from a main command post in the worst affected district of Pidie Jaya.

Earthquake survivors rest and reflect at a temporary shelter in Ulim, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. A large number of people were killed in the quake that hit the northeast of the province on Sumatra before dawn Wednesday. Hundreds…

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