Tag: Indonesia quake

  • 1,234 people dead in Indonesia quake, tsunami

    1,234 people dead in Indonesia quake, tsunami

    Palu (Indonesia) : Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll to 1,234 in the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi island last week. The twin disasters on Friday left the coastal city of Palu and the adjoining areas in ruins. Authorities said tens of thousands of people were growing increasingly desperate for…

  • Indonesia quake toll climbs to 347, thousands await aid

    Indonesia quake toll climbs to 347, thousands await aid

    Jakarta : The death toll from Sunday’s devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok climbed to 347 on Wednesday as rescuers continued searching through the rubble, still hoping to find survivors, the National Disaster Management Agency said. The agency’s spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed the toll. The majority of people died in Kayangan, on…