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Death toll from Indonesian disasters tops 400

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So sad. My prayers go out to all those people.

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I send my prayers to the world.

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*Officials say a multimillion-dollar tsunami warning system that uses buoys to detect sudden changes in water levels broke down a month ago because it was not being properly maintained. The system was installed after a monster 2004 quake and tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

A German official at the project disputed there was a breakdown, saying Monday’s 7.7-magnitude quake’s epicenter was too close to the Mentawai islands for residents to get the warning before the killer wave hit.*

What a mess! The stupid, incompetent Indonesian government can not even get their TSUNAMI warning devices to work, while the German makers argue with the Indonesians, and the regular, poor Indonesians civilians just continue to die. RIP poor Indonesians.

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