Death toll from Indonesia's earthquake-tsunami disaster rises to almost 1,424

Death toll from Indonesia's earthquake-tsunami disaster rises to almost 1,424

Hoax warnings have proliferated since the magnitude 7.5 quake and tsunami on Friday, and the national disaster agency has asked people to only rely on credible sources of information.

"Logistics are in and continue to spread, there are places that we haven't reached", he said. The French rescuers said on their Facebook page that 40 people, including six workers, were still missing there.

More than 1,400 people were killed in last Friday's natural disaster and tsunami.

"A total of 148.4 million people (in Indonesia) settle in quake vulnerable areas, and as many as 3.8 million others live in areas vulnerable on tsunami strike", said Sutopo.

"In the area to the south, because there hasn't been an evacuation we don't know if there are bodies". Marsudi said 18 countries had offered help and the government was still working out arrangements with some countries, including Japan and the United States.

"One week after the disaster, the full scale of the disaster and the needs are becoming clear".

"Excavators have been sent here and in Balaroa district as search of bodies has been intensified by the search teams", he said at Petobo village located in Southern Palu.

Among the dire needed are aircraft to transport aid materials, generators, tents and water purifiers, according to the spokesman.

Soldiers, police, government personnel and volunteers flocked in the catastrophe-rattled areas to join a total of 6,399 rescuers already on the spot, and are rushing to retrieve victims under the ruins, he said.

The plane was loaded with what he described as family kits - clothing, bedding, food-making equipment, tarpaulins and tools for building shelters.

The Indonesian government previously allowed tsunami survivors to take food and other basic supplies from grocery stores to temporarily support their lives after the tsunami while aids were being delivered to them.




Catastrophe bonds and the support of International Monetary Fund and World Bank entities could help Indonesia to put in place a funding mechanism that provides liquidity immediately after disaster strike, while the insurance and reinsurance market could help the government protect its own balance-sheet and buffer taxpayers.

Indonesian Muslims pray for quake and tsunami victims at the devastated Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, 05 October 2018.

He said a multinational operation to fly aid supplies to disaster zones has been staged out of Balikpapan - a port city 380km west of Palu.

Local television reported the 92 people detained were caught with goods including motor oil, tires, ceramic tiles, and farming equipment.

Chief Air Marshall Hadi Tjahyanto said Wednesday outside a collapsed hotel in the city that his forces were taking steps to ensure that security will be enforced.

The damage at Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport.

Indonesian officials expect Palu's airport to re-open later in the day as the Indonesian military is bringing in more troops to assist with security and the search effort. "It's possible there are more", the 39-year-old said.

Members of the Muslim Cyber Army (MCA) - a cluster of loosely connected groups accused of using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to attack the government and stoke religious extremism - have been rounded up.

"I hope my dead son has gone to heaven because he was in the middle of praying", said Abu Shamsuddin, who attended prayers in the afternoon outside the damaged Agung Mosque in Palu city.

As a result of the disaster, it is estimated that 65,000 houses have suffered some form of damage, this includes an estimated 10,000 houses that were completely destroyed by the tsunami, as well as 15,000 houses that suffered severe quake damage.

Related Articles

  • Interpol receives resignation from chief

    Interpol receives resignation from chief

    President Xi has also placed a premium on obtaining the return of officials accused of fraud and corruption from overseas . Meng Hongwei poses during a visit to the headquarters of International Police Organization in Lyon, France , in May.
    Liverpool v Manchester City

    Liverpool v Manchester City

    But Klopp can make life uncomfortable for Guardiola and will hope that he is getting closer to City, as most observers believe. But I don't think about [the abuse] because even, if that happens, being so young, maybe it affects him, maybe it doesn't.
    United States  citizens protest during Melania Trump 5-hour visit to Malawi

    United States citizens protest during Melania Trump 5-hour visit to Malawi

    Trump is advocating for children's welfare as part of her "Be Best" campaign during her first worldwide solo tour as first lady. Kenya is the third stop on her Africa tour, which began on Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday.
  • South Koreans visiting North Korea for summit anniversary

    South Koreans visiting North Korea for summit anniversary

    In recent weeks, North Korea has demanded nearly daily that the United States sign an end-of-war declaration. On Tuesday, North Korea's state-run broadcaster again called the demands for a nuclear inventory "rubbish".
    Toyota to recall 2.4 million hybrid cars globally over faulty program

    Toyota to recall 2.4 million hybrid cars globally over faulty program

    In isolated cases, the automaker said that the vehicles stalled, although their power steering and brake systems still functioned. Prius hybrid vehicle at the visitor center of the company's Tsutsumi plant in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
    Rosmah Gets Arrested By MACC & Will Be Charged For Money Laundering

    Rosmah Gets Arrested By MACC & Will Be Charged For Money Laundering

    Najib, 65, has accused Mahathir's government of seeking political vengeance against him and his family. Rosmah is expected to be charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 8am tomorrow.
  • PDP says its presidential primary, lesson to INEC, APC

    PDP says its presidential primary, lesson to INEC, APC

    We all knew right from the beginning that only one person will emerge so this is not a surprise to us. Political parties had until Sunday to select their candidates.
    US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo

    US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo

    He said they would develop options, if not finalize, the location and timing of a second Trump-Kim summit. His comments came before a meeting Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
    Petrol, Diesel Is Now Cheaper By Rs 5/Litre! Find Out How?

    Petrol, Diesel Is Now Cheaper By Rs 5/Litre! Find Out How?

    In a boost to oil companies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday eased the overseas borrowing norms by up to $10 billion. The central excise on petrol and diesel went up by 211 per cent and 443 per cent respectively in this same period.
  • Kavanaugh closer to confirmation

    Kavanaugh closer to confirmation

    Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote. Senators can still change their votes, meaning the GOP may need every single "yes" vote present to confirm Kavanaugh.
    Senate Republicans Discuss SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Senate Republicans Discuss SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Judge Kavanaugh, meanwhile, expressed regret for his angry testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee a week ago. Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators.
    NAFTA 2.0 Is Just the Next Step of Trump's Trade Wars

    NAFTA 2.0 Is Just the Next Step of Trump's Trade Wars

    The U.S. and Canada reached the basis of a free trade deal Sunday night, a senior Canadian government official said. Under the new deal, a multitude of changes promise to shake up the manufacturing of vehicles across North America.