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Quake put life on hold in damaged, hungry Indonesian village


August 9, 2018

KEKAIT, Indonesia (AP) — Ever since Rafikah escaped her crumbling home when a massive earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, life in her lush rural village has come to a screeching halt.

No children are going to school. No adults are working. Nothing is open.

"This quake paralyzed everything," said the traumatized mother of two, who spoke under a large blue tent perched in a field where she and her family have slept since Sunday's 7.0 magnitude quake. "Our lives have just stopped."

The problem in impoverished places like Kekait, where most homes were either destroyed or cracke...

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