Indonesian soldiers told to shoot looters in disaster-struck Sulawesi

French say no more signs of life in Indonesia hotel rubble

French say no more signs of life in Indonesia hotel rubble

About 1,700 houses in one neighborhood were swallowed up by ground liquefaction, which happens when soil shaken by an quake behaves like a liquid, and hundreds of people are believed to have perished, the disaster agency said.

Bungay Rotary Club is also running a quiz evening next Friday, October 12, at 7.30pm to raise funds. He said he believes his son, who was praying at the time when the disaster struck, has gone to heaven.

Getting vital supplies to the affected areas has proved hugely challenging, with the number of flights able to land at Palu's small airport still limited, leaving aid workers facing gruelling overland journeys.

In the city's shattered Baiturrahman mosque - whose green dome collapsed into the prayer hall - 62-year-old Adan Abdurazak stood in tears in the place of worship where he had said his Friday prayers every week for the past 15 years.

Donggala remained inaccessible by road Thursday; a representative of UNICEF said the people who lived there have "received deliveries of water, rice, nappies, milk, clothes and other supplies, courtesy of the Indonesian Navy".

Military and police were deployed to guard business districts to ensure security for business people to resume their economic activities.

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Global efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating quake and tsunami are gathering pace as concern grows for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. We, too, need food, ' " McCarthy said.

Of the more than 1,500 people who were killed in the catastrophe, the vast majority hailed from the city of almost 300,000.

Teams from Indonesia's communications ministry and disaster agency have taken to Twitter and other social media to debunk fake claims in recent days.

Nugroho said other victims still are buried in the mud and debris and have not yet been recovered.

In yet another reminder of Indonesia's vulnerability to natural disasters, the Soputan Volcano in Sulawesi erupted Wednesday, spewing volcanic ash up to 4,000 metres above the crater.

A military transport plane from Japan arrived in the city of Palu on Saturday carrying emergency relief, including food and medicine. Many spend their days trying to secure basics like clean water and fuel for generators.

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Eastern Indonesia is vulnerable to graver risks of quakes and tsunamis as it lies on an area where three plates of Indo-Australia, Eurasia and Pacific meet, according to Sutopo.

Among those gathered at the airport in Palu was Fitriani, one of a group of students hoping to leave for an Islamic competition in far-off Medan, on the island of Sumatra.

The looting of stores and mini markets in Palu and the other city affected by the quake, Donggala, entered a concerning level as people also targeted stores selling secondary goods other than stores selling staple foods and daily necessities, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The looters were not people from the affected areas".

Petobo and Balaroa are two villages totally destroyed by the earthquakes and tsunami.

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