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India dispatches relief material to tsunami-hit Indonesia

After India’s offer of assistance to tsunami-hit Indonesia, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy launched Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts on Tuesday to deliver relief material to the South East Asian country.Indian Navy has diverted three ships INS Tir, Sujata and Shardul on deployment to Singapore to Palu in Indonesia. IAF has deployed…

Understanding the destructive power of the Indonesia tsunami

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2018 2:32:10 am People survey damage outside the shopping mall following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) The confirmed death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Indonesian city of Palu reached 844 Monday evening. Waves rose…

‘We Just Ran’: Scale of Tsunami Horror Emerges in Indonesia

PALU, Indonesia—Nurdiyah Rasid was performing evening prayers near the beach here when she felt the earthquake hit at dusk on Friday. She stumbled out of the mosque to see water from an adjacent canal being sucked out to sea. Minutes later it surged back, she said—part of a powerful tsunami that pounded the shore before…

The death toll has climbed to 384 after an earthquake and...

JAKARTA (Reuters) — The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to 384 on Saturday, authorities said, with many of those killed swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach. Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning after waves up to…

384 dead, 540 injured following Indonesia earthquake

At least 384 people have died, with over 540 others injured after a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach in the city of Palu on Friday when waves as high as six metres smashed onshore at dusk, sweeping many to their death…

Happy Independence Day 2018: From Jakarta with love, here’s how Indian...

Marking India’s 72nd Independence Day, the Indian contingent hoisted the tricolour at the Athletes Village of  the Asian Games in both Jakarta and Palembang. More than 25 athletes from the Indian side attended the ceremony in Palembang, where deputy Chef de Mission Balbir Singh Kushwaha hoisted the tricolour. The Asian Games International Relationship & Protocoller…

91 Killed, Several Injured As Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

The shallow 6.9-magnitude has damaged hundreds of buildings and triggered landslides. (AFP)Mataram, Indonesia: Indonesian security forces and emergency workers raced Monday to aid victims of a powerful earthquake on Lombok that killed at least 91 people, as strong aftershocks sparked terror on the holiday island that suffered another deadly quake just a week ago.Rescuers searched for…

Powerful 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia, 10 Dead

Island authorities have temporarily closed the hiking trails on Mount Rinjani amid landslide fearsJakarta, Indonesia: Ten people were killed after a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, officials said.The powerful quake, whose epicentre was at a depth of seven kilometres (four miles), hit at 6:47 am local time (2247 GMT Saturday),…

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