Saturday, September 29, 2018

Indonesia Tsunami Disaster -- News Updates September 30, 2018

Daily Mail: Drone footage shows Indonesia tsunami devastation after 10ft wave wipes out a beach festival - sweeping away partygoers, obliterating two towns and killing 384

* WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Almost 400 are dead and 540 injured after a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday followed by a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake
* Indonesia's disaster agency's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho withdrew an earlier warning to residents of a tsunami
* But three hours later Indonesia's geophysics agency said there had been one, and hundreds have now died
* The cities of Palu and Donggala were struck by 10ft waves which demolished houses and swept away car

The devastating impact of a huge tsunami in the Indonesian city of Palu has been revealed in chilling aerial photographs - in a natural disaster estimated to have killed at least 384 people.

The tsunami, which was triggered after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake, ripped through the Pacific Ring of Fire and crashed into the Palu at 500mph, causing widespread destruction.

Indonesian media, citing the national disaster agency, said Saturday that a further 540 people were injured in Palu City alone, on the the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

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Indonesia Tsunami Disaster -- News Updates September 30, 2018

The Latest: Tsunami-hit Indonesia shopping mall being looted -- AP
Indonesia tsunami death toll nears 400, expected to rise -- AP
Indonesia searches for survivors after powerful quake, tsunami -- Reuters
Indonesia tsunami: Aftershocks rock Palu day after disaster -- BBC
Indonesia tsunami: cries for help from rubble amid fears thousands dead -- The Guardian
Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia's Sulawesi after earthquake -- DW
Hundreds dead as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi -- Al Jazeera
When tsunamis strike: five deadliest disasters -- AFP

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