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Number of earthquake and tsunami victims updated in Indonesia



Jakarta, Nov 1. -Some 2,087 people died and 4,438 were injured as a result of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Celebes on October 28th, an official source confirmed on Thursday.

According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the Information and Public Relations Center of the National Disaster Countermeasure Agency, the natural phenomena have displaced 206,494 people.

Meanwhile, authorities are continuing to distribute aid for the basic needs of refugees, he said on Twitter.

The 7,5-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the central island of Celebes and triggered a tsunami that struck the coastal city of Palu with waves of up to six meters.

The city of Palu was devastated by the disasters and tens of thousands of homes were damaged. (Taken from Prensa Latina)