Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Indonesia Knows Tsunami Threat. But It Was Still Blindsided by Killer Waves. Supported by ByTria Dianti, Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono Dec. 25, 2018 SUMBER JAYA, Indonesia — A 30-year-old fisherman was home watching television on Saturday evening when he heard a deep, booming noise offshore. Living on the western coast of Java, the fisherman, Damin, was accustomed to the explosive sounds of the volcanic island, Anak Krakatau, which has erupted almost daily since June. But this time, its roar was unusually loud, he said Tuesday. “We are used to hearing something like that but the sound was so big,” said Mr. Damin, who like many Indonesians uses one name. “It was different. It was like a bomb exploded.” The sound turned out to be the only warning of … [Read more...] about Indonesia Knows Tsunami Threat. But It Was Still Blindsided by Killer Waves.
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Supermodel Petra Nemcova: A world-renowned Czech supermodel — you may recognize her from the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated or the Victoria’s Secret catwalk — is reportedly coming to Thailand in December to search for the Thai men who helped her during the 2004 tsunami as well as the baby girl she witnessed being born during the catastrophe. Independent Thai filmmaker Pokchonn Dissayabutra yesterday wrote a lengthy Facebook post asking netizens to help 39-year-old model Petra Němcová look for her heroes, the premise of an upcoming documentary about her experience during Thailand’s worst-ever natural catastrophe. Pokchonn, who claims to have assisted Nemcova in several trips to Thailand in the past two decades, told Coconuts Bangkok this afternoon that she is in charge of tracking down the heroes as the production manager for the documentary. “I really didn’t think my Facebook post was going to become news. I just … [Read more...] about Supermodel Petra Nemcova searching for Thai hero who saved her life during the 2004 Tsunami
At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday. According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, the total number of missing people currently stands at 680, but authorities believe nearly 5,000 people could still be buried under the rubble in the most-affected regions where search efforts have already ended. The head of the ministry’s child rehabilitation programme, Nahar, told Efe news that the number of missing children were calculated from reports lodged by families. The Commission for Child Protection has already warned of vulnerability of minors in the post-disaster situation, including trafficking and sexual abuse. According to the latest official count, the disaster in Sulawesi on September 28 left 2,103 people dead and 4,612 severely injured, making it the worst natural calamity in Indonesia since the 2004 tsunami that struck Aceh … [Read more...] about Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing
Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll to 2,010 from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi island on September 28. The official number of missing remained 671 while it is feared that 5,000 people could be still buried under the rubble, reports Efe news. The majority of the victims, 1,601, died in Palu, the provincial capital of Central Sulawesi, the most affected region, National Agency for Disaster Management spokesperson, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said during a press conference. The rest of the deaths occurred in Sigi (222), Donggala (171) and Parigi Moutong (15) regencies in Central Sulawesi while one death was registered in Western Sulawesi. Sutopo said that 10,679 people were injured, with 2,549 of them seriously injured, while 82,775 were displaced and have been placed in hundreds of shelters. More than half of the victims have been buried in mass graves while the others were buried by their families. A majority of the … [Read more...] about Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 2,010
Karlis Salna, Yoga Rusmana and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg Published 4:22 am PDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Silangit, Indonesia, on Oct. 14, 2017. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Silangit, Indonesia, on Oct. 14, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dimas Ardian. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dimas Ardian. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Silangit, Indonesia, on Oct. 14, 2017. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Silangit, Indonesia, on Oct. 14, 2017. … [Read more...] about Deadly Indonesia earthquake, tsunami deliver multiple blows