200,000 in need of aid

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD - PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

PALU, IN­DONE­SIA: Chil­dren read the Ko­ran at a tem­po­rary shel­ter af­ter the tsunami and earth­quake on Palu.

The death toll has passed 2000 and of­fi­cials say an­other 5000 peo­ple are still miss­ing, feared dead.

Some schools re­opened in Palu as chil­dren re­turned on Mon­day to tidy up their class­rooms, but the num­ber of peo­ple on the is­land of Su­lawesi re­quir­ing aid has risen to 200,000 and some af­fected towns re­main in­ac­ces­si­ble, with badly dam­aged in­fra­struc­ture. The deadly tsunami trig­gered by a mag­ni­tude­7.5 earth­quake slammed into In­done­sia’s coast­line on Su­lawesi, de­stroy­ing or dam­ag­ing more than 70,000 homes. Ten­sions re­main high with sur­vivors try­ing to se­cure ba­sics such as food and wa­ter.

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