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Indonesian rescue team evacuates victims

2010-10-27 06:50:31 GMT2010-10-27 14:50:31 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

An Indonesian rescue team prepares to evacuate earthquake victims in Padang, West Sumatra. Health Ministry Crisis Centre head Mudjiharto said medical personnelhad been dispatched to the worst-hit areas in helicopters but rescue efforts had been hampered by disruption to communications in the region. AFP photo

An Indonesian rescue team loads a ship to prepare for the evacuation and rescue of earthquake victims in Padang, West Sumatra. At least 108 people werekilled and more than 500 missing, including a group of Australian surfers, after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake hit a remote Indonesian island chain, destroying villages in its path. AFP photo

In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 photo, residents flee their homes to higher ground after a strong earthquake is felt in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.The powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia late Monday, briefly triggering a tsunami warning that sent thousands of panicked residents fleeing to high ground. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. AP photo

An Indonesian rescue team prepares to evacuate earthquake victims in Padang, West Sumatra.

Health Ministry Crisis Centre head Mudjiharto said medical personnelhad been dispatched to the worst-hit areas in helicopters but rescue efforts had been hampered by disruption to communications in the region.

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