The earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia killed more than 830 people

The victims of the massive earthquake and tsunamithat struck on Friday, 28 September, on the island of Sulawesi, began 832. At this time, in the city of Palu, in Central Sulawesi, there were 71 foreign.

According to preliminary estimates, announced by the representative of the National Directorate for disaster management of Indonesia , Sutopo Purvo Nugroho, the disaster affected 2.4 million people, and the area of destruction was much greater than was believed at first, according to CNN.

Most foreigners caught during the earthquake in Palu, were evacuated to Jakarta, but at least five are missing, among them 3 French, as well as citizens of Malaysia and South Korea. With the arrival of data from remote areas number of victims is growing.

As reported by CNN at the American Embassy in Jakarta, about US citizens affected during a disaster, information has been received.

To assess the scale of destruction is difficult — the region has no electricity and mobile communications, and the roads either severely damaged or completely blocked by landslides. Three-meter waves drove the wreckage of buildings and crumpled cars into the city of Palu. Hundreds of people received severe injuries and at least 17 thousand people lost their homes, Nugroho said.

The earthquake which triggered the #PaluTsunami also triggered a number of landslides. @planetlabs satellites captured these before/after images at 1.29 S, 119.97 E. #Palu

— Murray Ford (@mfordNZ) September 29, 2018

«The earthquake and tsunami in Pala, provoked landslides. Satellite pictures were taken before and after».

Due to the lack of hands and special heavy equipment operation to rescue 50 people trapped under the rubble of the hotel is very slow.

Tertimbun Evakuasi korban gempa di Hotel Roa-Roa Kota Pqluterus dilakukan Tim SAR Gabungan Basarnas dikoordinir. Diperkiran terdapat 50 orang di bawah reruntuhan bangunan. Diperlukan Alat berat untuk evakuasi.

— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) September 30, 2018

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, who arrived in Palu on Sunday to inspect the affected areas, said that the rescue search-and-rescue teams arrived military — they will be engaged in evacuation of people.

According to the head of the International red cross in Indonesia Jan Gelfand, directed assistance in the fishing town Dungala and Mamuju. Yesterday Dongala received information about victim 1 and 10 injured.

Hundreds of families mourn for dead relatives.

Heroic death killed the Manager of the airport — a 21-year-old Antonius Gunawan Agung. the. He has until recently remained in the control tower to make sure that the passenger plane took off, and jumped off the roof, seeing that the tower is about to collapse. At the hospital, the boy died, without waiting for the helicopter that was to take him to the hospital with the necessary equipment.

Telah wafat saat menjalankan tugasnya sebagai layanan personel navigasi penerbangan, Saudara Anthonius Gunawan Agung, Air Traffic Controller (ATC) AirNav Indonesia Cabang Palu pada Sabtu (29/09).#RIPAgung #DoaUntukSulteng#PrayforDonggala #PrayforPalu

— AirNav Indonesia (@AirNav_Official) September 29, 2018