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    Aerial view of coastline- Track island
    26 ft

    GV helicopter - officials getting out -Mr Ben Mboy, General ???ading Kalbuadi and troops
    30 ft

    Mr Mboy and Mr Kalbaudi meeting reception committee - shaking hands.

    L/V crowds walking towards camera -crowd around helicopter
    36 ft

    Military men talking together and with crowd
    41 ft

    C/U child - track downwards to plaster cast on foot and bandage on knee
    45 ft

    People in crowd talking to soldiers
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    C/U women weeping
    67 ft

    S/V injured child and others soldier shaking hands with resident - handing over an envelope
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    Soldiers and crowd walking surveying the damage-coastline battered - beach covered with debris - trees down
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    Tidal waves disaster that swept the island of Lomblen, East Flores caused total death toll to 175.// So far a total of 364 were still missing and there were growing fears that they might have died after being battered by the waves and taken into the high seas.//

    Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Mr. Ben Mboy, accompanied by the commander of XCI Military District, General Dading Kalbuadi toured the striken island the whole day by helicopter.//

    The amount of population in that region was 700, but 80% of them were killed or missing.//

    The commander of XVI Military District gave the instruction to seek the victims who were still missing.//

    The Governor called on the community to help the armed forces to look for the missing victims.// The Governor also instructed the people should move to safer areas to avoid possible further battering by the waves.//

    A man told us that the disaster came so abruptly around 01.00 a.m. when the people were sleeping.//

    In this region there were two villages, one school and one health centre which all swept away by the waves into the high seas.//It happened very fast or quickly in about two minutes.//

    The efforts to seek the victims would be continued by the armed forces and the community.///////



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