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Indonesia's double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned

Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.

By Kanupriya Kapoor
PALU, Indonesia, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The young man standing
atop a mound of grey mud and debris on the Indonesian island of
Sulawesi, waiting for an excavator he hoped would dig out the
bodies of his parents, voiced the exasperation many feel in his
earthquake-plagued country.
"This is something that happens all the time in Indonesia.
Why aren't we getting better at handling it?" Bachtiar cried as
the machine clanked through the ruins of som ...