Already the bodies are buried 1648.
The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is closer to 1650, and another 563 people were reported missing. As reported on Saturday by news portal Detik, it was stated by the coordinating Minister for politics, justice and security of the country, Wiranto.
“At the moment the bodies are buried 1648, with 563 reported missing,” said the official. He stressed that “not all victims were able to identify”. Meanwhile, he acknowledged, “it is necessary to carry out emergency disposal, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.”
Earlier, the government reported 1571 dead and more than 2.5 thousand wounded. More than 70 thousand people were forced to leave their homes, to stay in refugee camps or seek refuge with relatives in other parts of the country.
In connection with the arisen panic, the airport and the city of Pala (the administrative center of the province of Central Sulawesi) is actually in a state of siege. Thousands of people spend day at the airport hoping to fly. Despite the fact that civil flights resumed a few days ago, the main priority in work is given to military transport aircraft delivering in the city of humanitarian aid and evacuating the wounded.
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