Amid the search for survivors of the earthquakes and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last Friday (29 September), more images of have emerged of the devastation caused by the natural disasters.
As of Tuesday, local officials have placed the death toll at more than 1,200, with the figure expected to rise sharply in the coming days. Most of the victims were from the Palu city, while some other affected areas have been cut off from rescue efforts.
The same day, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced that the Singapore Armed Forces will be delivering humanitarian supplies to the affected areas while assisting in disaster relief efforts.
Two Singapore Civil Defence Force officers will also be participating in a joint 10-day mission to Central Sulawesi, while the Singapore government will also be contributing US$100,000 (S$138,000) to help kick off the fund-raising effort by the Singapore Red Cross.