PM Modi offers condolences to Indonesia after deadly earthquake, tsunami
(Sourced from PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in tsunami after a deadly earthquake which hit parts of Indonesia, saying India stands with its maritime neighbor in this difficult hour. The Indonesian national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 420, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise.
Deeply saddened by the loss of lives and devastation due to tsunami and earthquake in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia. I offer deepest condolences. India stands with its maritime neighbour in this difficult hour: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 30, 2018
On Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 led to the tsunami, wreaking havoc in Palu on Sulawesi island. The visuals from Palu are terrifying. A dramatic video showed high waves sweeping several buildings and tilting a mosque. Thousands of homes have been damaged and electricity cut off in most part of Palu. The height of tsunami waves was up to three meters.