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Aid finally reaches Indonesia one week after the disaster

Joanne Parkinson

6th October 2018

International aid has arrived on the island of Sulawesi from several countries, including South Korea and the UK.

The death toll has reached 1558, but now the aid has arrived and rescuers are able to clear streets to reach blocked off areas, that figure is set to rise. Many areas which have yet to be searched have large numbers of people buried in the mud deposited by the tsunami. The village heads of Balaroa and Petoba have said that they may have more than 1,000 people missing in these areas alone.

It will take months to excavate some areas due to the depth of the mud and for many families it will be a long wait until they get to bury their loved ones.

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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