Sulawesi Earthquake Deaths Toll Rise to 73

SULAWESI, 18 January 2020 – At least 73 people died, 743 wounded and 850 people were displaced to 25 IDP centers in Mamuju and Majene, West Sulawesi due to a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

Islamic Relief Indonesia is on the ground to help those affected in collaboration with KARSA Institute.

Around 400 beneficiaries in Tantedoda village, Tappalang and Mamuju were benefited from the assistance and get blankets, tarpaulins, food, mineral water, face masks, hand sanitizers, and some other essential items.

According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorological Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), there was a quake that struck happened on 16 January in the Majene region with 5.0 magnitude.

The local authorities have asked all residents nearest the place to be prepared and pay extra careful because the repeated shock might happen again.