Indonesia got blasted by an earthquake and then a 10 foot tsunami. Over 800 died.
A mosque got destroyed. (GOOD!)
These people continue to live in a dangerous area. Maybe they can’t move. Maybe they don’t want to move. In either case it’s not my problem and my tax dollars should not go to them until they leave.
The area is a shit hole and when these places are described as “cities” it is an insult to what we’d call a “town.”
Their government is corrupt and violent and all raise their asses 5 times a day to a pedophile prophet.
What got me, though, are the pictures of people in coats, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and blankets.
Anyone check the weather forecast for that area? Mid 90s EVERY FUCKING DAY!
I lived in Florida where it was those temperatures and I can tell you I did NOT wear long sleeved shirts or sweatshirts nor did I cover myself in blankets.
There must be something going on with the physiology of those folks.
The tsunami, which was triggered after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake, ripped through the Pacific Ring of Fire and crashed into the Palu at 500mph, causing widespread destruction.
Indonesian media, citing the national disaster agency, said Saturday that a further 540 people were injured in Palu City alone, on the the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Fears are mounting for the the fishing town of Donggala, which was closer to the epicentre of the quake, but which rescuers have not been able to reach. The town of Mamuju was also severely affected but currently impossible to access due to damaged roads and disrupted telecommunications.
Meanhwhile criticisms have been levelled at the counry’s geophysics agency for lifting the tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued, which may have led to confusion and exacerbated the death toll.
Many of those killed in Palu were swept away by giant waves more than 10ft high as they played on the beach in the scenic tourist town.
The number of casualties was no doubt increased by the fact that hundreds of people had descended on Palu’s beach for a festival to celebrate the city’s anniversary, due to start Friday night.
‘When the (tsunami) threat arose yesterday, people were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run and they became victims,’ Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency BNPB said in news briefing in Jakarta.