Saturday, September 29, 2018

Earthquake & Tsunami Claim 400 Lives In Indonesia

A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and pulverised a substantial bridge, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach on Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people were killed in the hard-hit city of Palu alone.

The nearby city of Donggala and the town of Mamuju were also severely affected by the three metre (10 foot) high tsunami but have not yet been reached by aid due to damaged roads and disrupted telecommunications.