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Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia,

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:33 pm
by deja vu
An Indonesian official says the earthquake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi left many victims, as rescuers raced to the region. Disaster officials haven't released an official death toll but reports from three hospitals seen Saturday by The Associated Press listed 18 dead. Dawn revealed a devastated coastline in central Sulawesi where the tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake Friday smashed into two cities and several settlements. ... -1.4843964

They showed some video of when it hit on the nightly news. Truly frightening.

Re: Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia,

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:08 pm
by Speak-Ez
We'll just go straight to the Associated Press for the updates. I don't suppose they mind if we place the first two paragraphs here on our site. At least I hope they don't mind.

Indonesia tsunami death toll nears 400, expected to rise

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 6 meters (20 feet), killing hundreds on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

The official death toll stood at 384, with all the fatalities coming in the hard-hit city of Palu, but it was expected to rise once rescuers reached surrounding coastal areas, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said others were unaccounted for, without giving an estimate. The nearby cities of Donggala and Mamuju were also ravaged, but little information was available due to damaged roads and disrupted telecommunications.