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Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia’s Sulawesi after earthquake

A Powerful Tsunami Swept Away Homes In Indonesia, Killing Hundreds Of People

A powerful earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia Friday, triggering a 10-foot tsunami that swept away buildings in at least two coastal cities, killing least 380 people and injuring hundreds more.

The 7.5 magnitude temblor was centered north of Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi, and struck at 6:03 p.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake, which was followed by 76 aftershocks, prompted a tsunami warning that was in place for about half an hour, according to BMKG, Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency…

 

At least 384 killed in Indonesia tsunami

Authorities have confirmed at least 384 people have been killed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Waves of up to 2 meters high slammed into the city of Palu after earlier quakes caused significant damage.

Hundreds more people remain missing and injured, with fears the death toll will continue to climb….

 

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia’s Sulawesi after earthquake

Indonesian tsunami

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia’s Sulawesi after earthquake

Almost 400 people have died after a tsunami up to 2 meters high swept away houses in at least two cities, including the tourist resort of Palu on Sulawesi island. Officials warned the death toll is likely to rise…

 

 

Indonesia quake and tsunami devastates coast, deaths top 380

A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and pulverized a substantial bridge, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers Saturday were struggling to reach, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people have died in the hard-hit city of Palu alone, Indonesian TV reported. He earlier said the fate of “tens to hundreds” of people involved in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck was unknown….

 

The Difficulty of Counting the Death Toll from Hurricane Florence

On the third day of Hurricane Florence’s march through the Carolinas, Dazia Lee, a twenty-year-old who worked at an Amazon warehouse, left her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to take her one-year-old son, Kaiden, to visit his great-grandmother, outside the city. In Charlotte, it was barely raining, but as she followed country roads toward areas more intensely affected by the storm, she encountered a barricade of orange barrels. But, as she told a local TV news crew, “I saw cars coming in and out so I thought . . . ” Shortly after bypassing the barricade, her Hyundai Elantra hydroplaned and was swept…

 

Indonesian quake and tsunami devastates coast, many victims

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi has claimed dozens of victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to reach the region and an AP reporter saw numerous bodies in a hard-hit city.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference that four hospitals in the central Sulawesi city of Palu have reported 48 dead and hundreds of injured. He said “many victims” are still to be accounted for.

Dawn revealed a devastated coastline in central Sulawesi where the 3-meter high (10 foot) tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake Friday smashed into two cities and several settlements…

 

 

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