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INDONESIA-QUAKE/SURVIVORS
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October 16, 2018
Muhammad Nur, 27, his wife Nita Puspita, 25 and Nita's sister Widya Wijayanti, 14, stand in front of...
Palu, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Seeking talismans of former lives in quake rubble
Muhammad Nur, 27, his wife Nita Puspita, 25 and Nita's sister Widya Wijayanti, 14, stand in front of their former home, obliterated by ground liquefaction looking for useful items, in Petobo neighbourhood, Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 11, 2018. The family was in a light-hearted and happy mood despite their circumstances. Nita described a miracle amid the tragedy: she lost her one-year-old daughter in the earthquake only to find her again at a shelter three days later. The child had been found and rescued by a neighbour. "When we saw the ground moving, we just started running. I saw the asphalt rising. I was carrying my three-year-old in one arm and holding my seven-year-old sister in the other hand. I was running and I was looking for my baby, but I couldn't find her," Nita recalled. "We looked everywhere afterwards, and I was so worried. Finally, someone suggested we looked at one of the shelters nearby and there she was. I was just so relieved and happy to find her." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "QUAKE SURVIVORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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