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Updated On: Monday, 16 September 2019

UN ready to support tsunami-hit parts of Indonesia

Content by: UN News Centre

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Indonesia, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

“The United Nations stands ready to support the ongoing Government-led rescue and relief efforts,” the statement added.

According to reports, at least 200 people have died and over 850 injured after the devastating tsunami struck the coast in the Sunda Strait of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with Pandenglang, South Lampung and Serang areas the worst affected.

Roads and highways are also said to have been damaged, and several people are reported to be missing.

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? 168 people have been killed and 745 injured after a #tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia's Sunda Strait@AHACentre#Indonesia

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— UN OCHA Asia Pacific (@OCHAAsiaPac) December 23, 2018

 

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