Cam­bo­di­ans ad­vised to de­lay In­done­sia travel

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL - Soth Koem­soeun

THE Cam­bo­dian Em­bassy in Jakarta, In­done­sia, has is­sued a warn­ing to all cit­i­zens plan­ning to t ravel to t he qua kea nd t su na mi-h it reg ion of In­done­sia.

T he emba s s y u r ge d “a l l Cam­bo­di­ans with no ur­gency to visit the dis­as­ter-hit area in Cen­tra l Su­lawesi prov ince to sus­pend t hei r t ravel pla ns u nt i l t he t he wa r n i ng ha s been lif ted.”

Unt i l yes­ter­day, at le a s t 1,200 peo­ple were re­port­edly killed in the In­done­sian prov­ince of Cen­tral Su­lawesi af­ter a mega earth­quake and tsunami str uck its capita l, Palu, and sur­round­ing towns.

The num­ber of ca­su­al­ties con­tin­ues to rise.

I n f r a st r uc t u re ha s been se­verely dam­aged, leav­ing the prov­ince’s main air­port in Palu re­mains closed.

A Cam­bo­dian em­bassy of­fi­cial in In­done­sia, who de­clined to be named, de­clined to com­ment on the warn­ing.

T he Ca mbo­dia n gover nment h a s a l s o pr ov ide d $200,000 in hu­man­i­tar­ian aid as a ges­ture of sol­i­darit y wit h t he gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of In­done­sia dur­ing their time of need.

T he Mi n i st r y of For­eig n A f f a i r s a nd I nt er nat iona l Co­op­erat ion spokesper­son Ket Sopha n cou ld not be reached for com­ment as of press time.

AFP

Sur­vivors walk on a dam­aged street out­side Palu, In­done­sia on Tues­day, af­ter an earth­quake and tsunami hit the area on Fri­day.

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