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At least 68 people have been killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes after floods and landslides hit the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AP)

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2019 06:12 PM IST
The number of the evacuees has doubled from Friday after the disaster mitigation officials managed to get access to previously isolated districts and update the figures.
The tsunami that hit the coasts of Indonesian islands along the Sunda Strait was not big but it was destructive. The waves smashed onto beaches in the darkness Saturday night without warning, ripping houses and hotels from their foundations in seconds and sweeping terrified concertgoers into the sea.(AP)
The tsunami that hit the coasts of Indonesian islands along the Sunda Strait was not big but it was destructive. The waves smashed onto beaches in the darkness Saturday night without warning, ripping houses and hotels from their foundations in seconds and sweeping terrified concertgoers into the sea.(AP)

No time to run: Killer tsunami hit Indonesia beach without warning

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth due to its position straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide.
Indonesian search and rescue personnel walk near the damaged Anutapura hospital in Palu on October 11, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami that hit the area.(AFP)
Indonesian search and rescue personnel walk near the damaged Anutapura hospital in Palu on October 11, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami that hit the area.(AFP)

5,000 still missing after Indonesia quake-tsunami, search called off

Palu (Indonesia) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Authorities fear 5,000 more could be buried beneath the ruined city, where entire villages were swallowed.
An Indonesian woman and policeman walk beside a stranded ship in Wani, Donggala on October 9, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami that hit the area.(AFP Photo)
An Indonesian woman and policeman walk beside a stranded ship in Wani, Donggala on October 9, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami that hit the area.(AFP Photo)

Death toll in Sulawesi quake rises to 2,010, says Indonesia’s disaster agency

Jakarta | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Indonesia’s disaster agency said the search for thousands of victims feared buried in mud and rubble in the three hardest-hit neighbourhoods of Palu city will be halted Thursday.
This aerial photo shows Indonesian soldiers burying quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28.(AFP)
This aerial photo shows Indonesian soldiers burying quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28.(AFP)

5000 feared missing, death toll from Indonesia quake-tsunami climbs to 1763

Agence France-Presse, Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Indonesia’s disaster agency say they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28.
The Petobo neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, on August 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake (left) and on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area.(Reuters Photo)
The Petobo neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, on August 17, 2018, prior to an earthquake (left) and on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area.(Reuters Photo)

Before and after: Satellite images show wiped out areas in Indonesia as death toll rises to 1,234

Palu, Indonesia | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Nearly 60,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help, while thousands have been streaming out of stricken areas of disaster hit Indonesia.
This aerial picture shows the remains of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AFP Photo)
This aerial picture shows the remains of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AFP Photo)

PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives in Indonesia quake-tsunami

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Over 800 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday.
People injured or affected by the earthquake and tsunami wait to be evacuated on an air force plane in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(Antara Foto via Reuters)
People injured or affected by the earthquake and tsunami wait to be evacuated on an air force plane in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(Antara Foto via Reuters)

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami doubles to 832, final number could be in thousands

Palu | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Almost all the deaths had been recorded in Indonesia’s Palu, two days after waves 1.5 metres-high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island.
People search through debris in a residential area following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia September 30, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.(REUTERS)
People search through debris in a residential area following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia September 30, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.(REUTERS)

Death toll hits 420 after Indonesia quake, tsunami; dozens trapped in rubble of hotel

Palu (Indonesia) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 10:06 AM IST
A National Disaster Management Agency spokesman said the damage was “extensive” and thousands of houses, hospitals, shopping malls and hotels had collapsed.
Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an earthquake hit Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.(Antara Photo via Reuters)
Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an earthquake hit Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.(Antara Photo via Reuters)

Nearly 400 killed in Indonesia tsunami-earthquake, death toll may rise

Palu | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise.
A man carries the body of a child who was killed in the tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AP Photo)
A man carries the body of a child who was killed in the tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AP Photo)

At least 48 killed in Indonesia tsunami and earthquake, ‘many bodies’ found

Palu | By AP
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 10:45 AM IST
A tsunami up to 2 metres (six feet) high struck beaches in Palu on Friday evening, a sleepy but growing tourist resort.
Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting the provincial capital, Palu, with people screaming and running in fear.(Sismologia Chile)
Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting the provincial capital, Palu, with people screaming and running in fear.(Sismologia Chile)

Indonesian city hit by tsunami after 7.5 magnitude earthquake

Jakarta | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:12 AM IST
A spokesman for Indonesia’s geophysics agency says a powerful Sulawesi earthquake caused a tsunami, apparently after the agency lifted a tsunami warning.
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