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Heroes amid tragedies give hope in times of grief

No shortage of people stepping forward to help as Indonesia counts its losses

The crash of a passenger aircraft that left no survivors, a magnitude-7.4 earthquake which literally swallowed up a town, and another series of quakes that ripped through a resort island for weeks on end.

Almost 3,000 people were killed and many injured or made homeless in these disasters that hit Indonesia in just the last three months or so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Heroes amid tragedies give hope in times of grief'. Print Edition | Subscribe