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troops unload aid supplies at palu airport as international help began to arrive

Indonesia tsunami: aid finally arrives, but hopes of finding survivors fade

Thousands of people are feared buried under mud as authorities estimate rebuilding the devastated region will cost $700m — International aid has finally started to arrive in disaster-hit Sulawesi as emergency teams cleared roads and restored power to parts of the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. But the official death toll of 1,558 is …

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debris litters wina beach in palu

What caused the Indonesia tsunami and could lives have been saved

It may take months of research and underwater exploration to determine the cause What caused the tsunami? Scientists are still trying to determine the exact cause. The earthquake that occurred on Friday morning was not a thrust earthquake, the kind that is responsible for most tsunamis, where tectonic plates move vertically up and down and …

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a damaged mosque near the talise beach in palu city

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid

Without enough food, water or fuel, people are resorting to desperate measures — Muhammad Siadi had the vacant stare of someone who might have just returned from a war zone. His shirtless, wiry frame was covered in injuries: a large gash in his neck, a shaved circle around a few bumps on his head and …

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officials carry body bags into a mass grave ahead of a mass funeral for quake victims in palu

Quake-hit Indonesia buries dead in mass grave

Jakarta has been keen to show it can deal with a catastrophe that has killed at least 844 people, according to the latest official count, and displaced some 59,000 more — (PALU, Indonesia) Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a vast mass grave on Monday, October 1, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of …

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Palu tsunami: mass burials to begin amid desperate search for survivors

Death toll expected to reach into the thousands after tsunami hit Palu and Donggala on island of Sulawesi — Authorities in Indonesia were preparing a mass burial for victims of the tsunami that hit the city of Palu as relatives of the missing searched body bags for their loved ones and the search for survivors …

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people walk past dead bodies (blue cover) a day after a tsunami hit palu

Scores killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Palu’s main airport shuts down after the tsunami struck, making it difficult for rescuers to assess the damage and provide the exact number of deaths brought by the earthquake — (MAKASSAR, Indonesia) Scores of people were killed when a powerful quake and tsunami struck central Indonesia, an AFP photographer at the scene said on Saturday, …

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