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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 06:12 PM

Indonesian Tsunami Death toll hits 1,200, Survivors desperate for aid

Source: NPR

October 1, 2018--Emergency crews are still trying to find victims of an earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, killing at least 1,200 people, according to local media citing government officials.

The death toll could rise even higher, officials warn, as workers clear debris, rubble and vehicles that were swept away by a massive wave of seawater on Friday.

The tsunami was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck along the coastal district of Donggala on Friday. Most of the dead were found in nearby Palu, a city of nearly 300,000 where an onlooker took a video of the seawater raging ashore just after 5 p.m., local time.

Relief and rescue efforts have been hampered by communication and transportation problems in the stricken region. The damage caused landslides and forced Palu's international airport to close for at least one full day.


Read more: https://www.npr.org/2018/10/01/653268266/indonesian-tsunami-death-toll-hits-1-200-survivors-desperate-for-aid

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 06:30 PM

1. Prayers for Indonesia

I remember when the U.S. would be the first to offer and send aid. Not a peep.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 06:51 PM

2. I was just thinking the same thing. Where are our offers of help

to this horrifically stricken country. In days past the United States would be among the first to offer our help and sympathy to people in these situations.
To me it has become embarassing to be a citizen in a country whose leaders are so obviously and in your face not caring about anyone but themselves. Oh yes, and their rich donors.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 06:57 PM

3. There was an early warning system of buoys that were dysfunctal.

This is what happens when governments don't work. We're learning that.

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