Vietnam offers aid to victims of quakes, tsunami in Indonesia

Update: 08:47 | 04/10/2018

The Vietnamese Government on October 2 decided to offer US$100,000 in aid relief to help the Indonesian Government and people overcome consequences of recent earthquakes and tsunami.

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Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province was ravaged by two earthquakes on September 28. A 6m tsunami hit the shores after the second quake struck the area in the afternoon of the same day.

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Relief efforts are being stepped up in Indonesia after a quake-triggered tsunami killed more than 1,000. (Photo: Reuters).

The death toll following the disaster in Palu and Donggala has now climbed to 1,249 and may continue rising. As many as 48,000 people have been evacuated.

Spokesman of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on October 2 that 799 people have been injured during the disaster while at least 152 people are still buried under debris or building wreckage.

Currently, Indonesian authorized agencies are providing food and necessities to Sulawesi, while also stepping up rescue activities.

No Vietnamese has been reported dead or missing, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It also confirmed that 10 Vietnamese students studying at Tadulako University in Palu are safe.


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Source: NDO/VNA

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