Friday Horror! More Than 830 People Died And Counting After A Horrible 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake In Indonesia

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October 1, 2018 13:00 By Fabiosa

More than 830 people have been killed due to the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the provincial capital of Palu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It happened on Friday, and now the city of 350,000 is totally ruined. Local authorities are doing everything possible to deal with the situation. The life there now seems to be like a nightmare: Collapsed buildings everywhere, dead bodies covered by tarps lie in the city's streets, thousands of people looking for their relatives and hoping they managed to survive.

The transportation has also collapsed: The airport runway has been damaged, resulting in the limitation of flights into the area, and a lot of roads and bridges were washed out.

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People are completely cut off from the civilization because communications are totally down. And they are in urgent need of food, drinking water, and medical assistance.

As reported by CNN, Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho claims more than 2,4 million people have been affected by earthquake and tsunami. Around 600 people were hospitalized, and 48,000 have been displaced.

How to behave?

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Here are some recommendations from the Institute of Seismology on how to behave during the earthquake:

  1. Stay away from windows and hanging objects.
  2. If you are indoors, stay there during an earthquake.
  3. If you are outdoors, go to the open area, but stay away from power lines.
  4. If you are driving a car, fold in the side of the road and stop.

Authorities and international organizations are now collaborating to provide the necessary assistance to the population from the affected area.

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