Page last updated at 11:38 GMT, Sunday, 4 October 2009 12:38 UK

Hopes dim for quake-hit Sumatra

Aid workers in quake-hit Sumatra say they are increasingly unlikely to find survivors under the rubble, as they push into devastated remote areas.

Four days after the 7.6 tremor, the scale of the disaster is becoming clear, with entire villages destroyed.

Alastair Leithead reports from Sumatra.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific