Asia Indonesia Tsunami 

Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

The humanitarian crisis in Sulawesi has continued to worsen as organisations struggle to bring the millions of dollars in international aid that has been pledged to the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. ‘I saw my neighbours get buried alive’: the mud-swamped Indonesian village At least 1,424 people are so far reported to have died from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island on Friday. At least a further 2,500 have been injured and more than 100 are still missing. More than 70,000 houses are…

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Thailand Tsunami 

Up to 80% of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance

In this picture taken on Dec 4, 2014, a tsunami evacuation sign is displayed on a street near Patong beach in Phuket. (Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) BANGKOK: Up to 80 per cent of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday (Jul 31), more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people. A 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Dec 26, 2004 and triggered a massive…

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