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    Thousands of kids homeless six months after quake-tsunami

    JAKARTA (AFP) – Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said yesterday, as authorities wrestle with a “painfully slow” recovery.

    The magnitude 7.5 quake and subsequent deluge razed swathes of the coastal town on Sulawesi island last September, killing more than 4,300 people, according to Indonesia’s national disaster agency.

    At least 170,000 residents from Palu and surrounding districts are still displaced and entire neighbourhoods are still in ruins, despite life returning to normal in other areas of the city.

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