Indonesia | Relief agencies struggle to cope with scale of Sulawesi disaster

Relief agencies struggle to cope with scale of Sulawesi disaster

Death toll passes 1,300 amid reports of looting in Palu as central government appeals for foreign assistance

October 1, 2018 1:00 PM (UTC+8)
  • An earthquake victim salvages useable items near a collapsed mosque in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
    An earthquake victim salvages useable items near a collapsed mosque in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
  • A collapsed bridge is pictured in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
    A collapsed bridge is pictured in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
  • An earthquake victim walks past a collapsed mosque as he salvages useable items in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
    An earthquake victim walks past a collapsed mosque as he salvages useable items in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
  • Indonesian people examine the damage to houses in the Balaroa village in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Adek Berry
    Indonesian people examine the damage to houses in the Balaroa village in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP/Adek Berry
  • Earthquake survivors search for useable items among the debris in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
    Earthquake survivors search for useable items among the debris in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad
  • Motorists pass over a temporary bridge over a cracked road in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28.
Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo
    Motorists pass over a temporary bridge over a cracked road in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo
  • Rescue personnel carry the body of an earthquake victim to the compounds of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following a strong earthquake in the area.
Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo
    Rescue personnel carry the body of an earthquake victim to the compounds of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following a strong earthquake in the area. Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo
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