URGENT: A powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia killing more than 1407 people and affecting thousands on the island of Sulawesi in northern Indonesia. Homes were swept away, buildings collapsed, and the death toll is expected to rise. ADRA has launched an emergency response to help the people most affected by this tragedy.
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A 7.4 magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami hit in Palu, Sulawesi in Indonesia. Regular aftershocks ranging from 2.9 to 6.3 magnitude continue. As of October 1 the death toll has reached 1234 people. There are many hundreds of injured persons and many missing. There are tens of thousands of internally displaced people spread across 23 sites. This is temporary data for Palu City only and does not include data from Donggala and surrounding areas. It is expected that the numbers will increase as the government’s assessment and data collection continues.
The situation in Donggala (200 miles north of Palu, pop. 220,000), which was closer to the epicentre of the earthquake, remains unclear. Little information is available due to damaged roads and bridges, and disrupted power and telecommunications infrastructure.The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) have reported thousands of homes, hotels, shopping centres, hospitals and other public facilities were damaged. Hospital patients in Palu are being treated outside the building to avoid the danger of potential aftershocks. Power outages have meant complete darkness during the night in Palu (and likely other areas). Use of heavy equipment to support search and rescue has been limited due to damaged roads leading to Palu.
The Palu Airport (Mutiara Sis Al Jufri) has reopened for emergency supplies and personnel (2,000m runway only), but would remain closed for commercial flights until 4 October. A number of seaports in the region are severely damaged. Significant resources from the Government continue to be directed toward earthquake/tsunami response. Damaged roads, bridges, and disrupted power and communication infrastructure, particularly outside Palu, remain a significant challenge to the response.
Please note that all funds raised will go directly to the Indonesia Tsunami Emergency appeal. In the unlikely event that excess funds are received than what is required, these funds will be re-diverted to our emergency fund.