Indonesia-Earthquake/Tsunami/Death Toll

Death toll from Indonesia quakes, tsunami climbs to 2,045

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Jakarta, Indonesia - Oct 10, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, speaking at press conference
2. Camera crew, reporters
3. SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (partially overlaid with shot 4):
"According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, the lowest level of the tsunami was 2.2 meters in Donggala, and the highest wave reached 11.3 meters in eastern Palu. As of 13:00 today, 2,045 people have died, among which 1,636 were in Palu, 171 in Donggala and 222 in Sigi."
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4. Screen showing statistics relating to Sept. 28 earthquakes, tsunami
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Palu City, Indonesia - Oct 9, 2018 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of rescuers working at disaster-hit site
6. Ambulance arriving on site
7. Rescuers carrying victim's body to ambulance

Balaroa, Palu, Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia - Oct 8, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of road maintenance workers at disaster-hit neighborhood

Storyline


The official death toll from the multiple quakes and ensuing tsunami which struck Indonesia late last month has now risen to 2,045, authorities announced on Wednesday, one day before the search and rescue operation is set to end.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, said most of the bodies were retrieved in Palu, the provincial capital of the Central Sulawesi province, and in the adjoining districts of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong.

"According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, the lowest level of the tsunami was 2.2 meters in Donggala, and the highest wave reached 11.3 meters in eastern Palu. As of 13:00 today, 2,045 people have died, among which 1,636 were in Palu, 171 in Donggala and 222 in Sigi," Sutopo told reporters at a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Authorities have urged for the hastening of victims' funerals as many of the recovered bodies have been decomposing. As many as 2,549 people were severely injured and 8,130 others suffered minor wounds in the disaster, Sutopo said.

Fears are growing that the death toll could rise significantly higher, with some 5,000 people remaining missing across two residential compounds, the spokesman said.

Over 74,000 people have been taking shelter in 112 evacuation centers across the province, while more than 8,700 others have moved to shelters outside of the province.

Sutopo added that the deadly disaster has destroyed a total of 67,310 houses in Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong.

The search and rescue mission is set to be terminated on Thursday, 14 days after the catastrophe struck, due to the potential risk of an epidemic spreading, according to the head of the disaster agency Willem Rampangilei.

Indonesia has been in a state of shock after strong and shallow quakes measuring 6.0, 7.4 and 6.1 magnitude triggered a powerful tsunami on Sept. 28, causing massive damage to houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities across the Central Sulawesi Province.

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  • ID : 8092823
  • Published : 2018-10-11 08:03
  • Last Modified : 2018-10-11 14:43:06
  • Location : Indonesia
  • Category : disaster and accident
  • Duration : 1'40
  • Audio Language : Indonesian/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3
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