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Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami seen in terrifying footage crashing into island with huge wave

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Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the canadian goose jacket beach of the city of Palu on Friday when waves smashed ashore at dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path.

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“The tsunami didn’t come by itself, it dragged cars, logs, houses, it hit everything on land.”

He said the tsunami had struck with a speed of 497 mph, destroying buildings and infrastructure. Canada Goose Jackets Power and communications were buy canada goose jacket knocked out, hampering the search and rescue effort.

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Palu’s airport was closed after its runway and air traffic control tower were damaged in the quake.

Air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung, one of the quake victims, was hailed a hero in the aftermath.

His colleagues fled when the tower began to sway and crumble, but he stayed behind and sacrificed himself to make sure a plane packed with hundreds of passengers could take off safely.

After the plane departed, the tower shook and Mr Agung, 21, buy canada goose jacket cheap decided to jump from the fourth floor, fearing the structure was about to collapse. He later died of his injuries.

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Terrifying video posted online showed huge waves approaching and crashing into homes along Palu’s shoreline on Friday.

On Saturday, bodies were lined up along the street, some in bags and some canada goose with their faces covered with clothes.

Mr Nugroho said thousands of houses, hospitals, shopping malls and hotels collapsed, a bridge washed away and the main highway to Palu cut due to a landslide.

Makeshift medical tents were set up outside a hospital in the chaotic canada goose uk outlet aftermath, as medics treated dozens of injured Canada Goose Outlet people on the floor.

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Indonesian officials have are facing criticism following yet another natural disaster for the Southeast Asian nation.

The country’s meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the quake, but lifted it 34 minutes later.

canada goose outlet canada goose outlet vancouver The agency has been criticised for not informing a tsunami had hit Palu on Saturday, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued. canada goose outlet vancouver

More than 600,000 people live in Donggala and Palu.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring Canada Goose Coats On Sale of Fire and is regularly hit by powerful earthquakes.

In August, a series of major quakes killed over 500 people in the tourist island of Lombok and destroyed dozens of villages along its northern canada goose black friday sale coast.

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