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A week on from Indonesia's deadly disaster, heartbreak is turning into anger. The death toll has now topped 1,500 but that number is certain to rise according to officials on the ground. In some areas bodies have been marked with Indonesian flags. Rescuers are yet to release them.>>
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>> We discovered eight bodies with the rescue team. But we haven't been able to bring them out because we don't have the right equipment.>> The main city in Sulawesi island has had its power restored and some shops and banks are beginning to reopen. Life in more remote areas is very different, as Reuters Kanupriya Kapoor reports.
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>> So I'm in a part of Palu that is still inaccessible by road. On the other side of this area search and rescue teams are just getting started and bringing out bodies, one body every few minutes. But on this side, where residents say hundreds of their neighbors are believed to be buried under all of this rubble, they're getting no help whatsoever at this point.
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>> The ground in this village of Potobo turned to a churning sea of mud after the quake hit last Friday. Residents say it was like a blender. Officials still don't know how many people were swallowed by the phenomena known as liquefaction. One woman told Reuters two of her children, her cousins and her sister's family are all dead.
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She, like many residents in the outskirts of the city, say they're furious at the search and rescue response. Even as the initial death toll from the quake and tsunami is yet to be finalized, another factor is now adding to the island's woes. The battle for doctors in these makeshift open air hospitals is to stop the spread of infection and disease.
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Staff here have been working round the clock for nearly a week. Beds are full and medical staff say they're being pushed to the brink with little relief in sight.