Vietnam offers aid to victims of quakes, tsunami in Indonesia
|TIN LIÊN QUAN|
|No Vietnamese victims reported in Indonesia quakes, tsunami|
|Vietnam extends sympathy to Indonesia over tsunami-caused losses|
Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province was ravaged by two quakes measuring 6.1 and 7.5 on the Richter scale on September 28. A 6m tsunami hit the shores after the second quake struck the area in the afternoon of the same day.
|The devastating aftermath of the tsunami in Palu. (Photo: Planet Labs)|
The death toll following the disaster in Palu city and Donggala town 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 authorised 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 city are safe.
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