A Head Down For Indonesia...

Monday, October 01, 2018

I just wanted to pause for a moment to put my head down and give as much love and support as I can over to the motherlands in Indonesia as it looks like the outlook for those who've died in this catastrophe could reach into the thousands.

Indonesia air traffic controller hailed a hero for quake actions

An Indonesian air traffic controller has been hailed a hero after losing his own life while ensuring a passenger plane escaped a deadly earthquake. Anthonius Gunawan Agung, 21, was at the control tower of Palu airport in central Sulawesi when the 7.5 magnitude quake struck on Friday. He waited until the plane was airborne before jumping from the crumbling control tower. He died before he could be transferred to a specialist hospital. "Agung dedicated himself to his job until the end of his life and did not leave the control tower until the plane took off," Didiet KS Radityo, the corporate secretary for Air Navigation Indonesia, told the Jakarta Post.

Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll tops 800
Indonesian authorities scrambled to get food, aid and equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island on Monday as the death toll from the disaster soared to 832 and looked certain to rise as rescuers struggled to reach devastated outlying communities. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, which was hit by waves as high as six metres (20 feet) following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

Aid Indonesia earthquake and tsunami victims
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday followed by a massive tsunami, which killed more than 830 people. Hundreds of others have been injured and tens of thousands have been displaced as water smashed into buildings and swept away homes. The quake and landslides severely damaged roadways, hindering aid workers' access to victims. However, a few organizations are on the ground providing relief.
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