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Indonesian rescuers race to find dozens missing after quake

Indonesian rescuers race to find dozens missing after quake

CIANJUR: Indonesian authorities deployed heavy machinery, helicopters and thousands of personnel Thursday in a desperate effort to locate dozens trapped in rubble by an earthquake that killed 272 people, as hopes of finding survivors faded.Some have been pulled alive from the hulk of twisted metal and concrete in dramatic rescues in the town of Cianjur in West Java, including a six-year-old boy who spent two days under the wreckage without food or water.Officials said 39 people were still missing and believed trapped, including a seven-year-old girl, as rescue efforts were delayed by hammering rains and aftershocks.But the rescue of the young boy Azka alive, captured on video, gave relatives and rescuers some hope.“Once we realised Azka was alive everybody broke into tears, including me,“ 28-year-old local volunteer Jeksen Kolibu told AFP on Thursday.“It was very moving, it felt like a miracle.”In the worst-hit district of Cugenang, scores of rescue workers drilled on Thursday through

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