Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

Roque assured that the Philippine government will provide needed assistance to victims of Indonesia's recent disasters.

"I have ordered the police chief and military commander to deploy more personnel in guarding gas stations and business centres so as to make stores reopened, recover the economy in Palu", he said on Tuesday.

The national disaster agency said Friday that the confirmed death toll rose slightly to 1,571.

"The plane will join an worldwide air bridge effort to transport supplies and personnel into the affected area", Mr Peters said.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a graphic on his Twitter account showing around 450 aftershocks being recorded in the area since the September 28 quake, but they have decreased in frequency and intensity.

As a result of the disaster, it is estimated that 65,000 houses have suffered some form of damage, this includes an estimated 10,000 houses that were completely destroyed by the tsunami, as well as 15,000 houses that suffered severe quake damage.

Major Amrullah, part of a military coordination team in Palu, said getting aid to those who need it was a major problem.

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A system of tsunami-detecting buoys has been out of action since 2012.

Indonesia has always been known to be vulnerable to quakes and tsunamis. "It's possible there are more", the 39-year-old said.

He hinted the urgency to get the devices resume operation.

"If anyone predicts another massive natural disaster or tsunami, it's fake news", said Daryono, head of the geophysics agency's quake and tsunami information centre, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

So far, Indonesia only relies on five buoys installed by foreign countries for tsunami warnings.

The U.N. announced a $15 million allocation to bolster relief efforts.

The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu last Friday.

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According to Ali's testimony, a large group of people had gathered along the road that led to Donggala and Palu.

Four global organizations also offered aids, according to him.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday visited disaster-hit Palu to check the disaster-relief efforts.

A man stands amid the damage near boats swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirts of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

It is believed that many bodies remained buried under the debris and mangled materials in Balaroa. Though the power supply has been restored to some districts, rolling black outs continued to hit the city.

Chief Air Marshall Hadi Tjahyanto said Wednesday outside a collapsed hotel in the city that his forces were taking steps to ensure that security will be enforced.

"Australia will deliver more supplies in the coming days".

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The delivery of aids faced difficulties as the main land accesses to Palu and Donggala district were clogged by stones rolling down the hills due to aftershocks.

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