Earthquake in Indonesia - Death toll increases to 1763

Source : 112 Ukraine

Search operation will be completed on October 11
19:52, 7 October 2018

112 Agency

The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia rose to 1,763. Another 5,000 people are considered missing, according to DW.

The exact number of victims is still being established. Most of all people disappeared in the areas of Petobo and Balaroa, which were hit by the disaster in the most severe way.

Special services continue to get out the bodies of the victims from under the rubble. Rescuers estimate chances to find out people alive as extremely low.

"This is the tenth day. It would be a miracle to find someone alive," said Muhammad Siouagi, head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency.

Search operations will be terminated on October 11th.

As previously reported, September 28, a powerful earthquake occurred in Indonesia, it killed more than a thousand people.

The Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported that there are no Ukrainians among the victims of the earthquake in Indonesia.

In turn, the UN allocated for Indonesia 15 million dollars to eliminate the effects of tsunamis and earthquakes.

It also became known that on October 2, three new powerful earthquakes were reported in this country.

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