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Warning : this thread is not for the faint of heart or the underinformed .
This topic deserves a new thread because of the sheer severity of the circumstances
Palu was home to well over 300 000 people , and the surrounding areas along the coastlines had up to 300 000 people , mostly living near sea level . It has been reported by Western media that up to 200 000 people are in need of help . This could mean that at least 100 000 people are missing , and possibly many more .
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: DoctorBluechip
I'll say this AGAIN...STOP insinuating that "hundreds of thousands" have been killed in this event!!
You must have 3-4 threads you've started insinuating this same thing.
There IS NOT 100,000+ people dead!
There WILL NOT BE 100,000+ people dead!
originally posted by: The GUT
Anyone know where to make donations that will actually get to the people?
A priority is to repair The Salvation Army’s quake-damaged Woodward Hospital in Palu and to restore full functionality – including operating theatres – as soon as possible. Currently, patients are being cared for in the open and under makeshift tents. The main government hospital in the city has collapsed, increasing the importance of the work that can be carried out at Woodward Hospital, which suffered only relatively minor damage.
or it could mean exactly what it says, that 200 thousand are in need of help while 100 thousand aren't as effected and can fend for themselves while the others require more help.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: DoctorBluechip
I dont know why you chose to exaggerate this and that information is not available in any of the outlets you have provided sorry dude.
You are completely off on your numbers and on the amount of damage and you've done that purposefully.
Is doom and gloom your thing?
By your own accounts you are still missing 300 000 .
In this case the word is not 'effected' but 'affected' .
Other events get new threads when further updates arrive .
Indonesians are just as important as Americans .
The trouble here is that the media will only release official figures , as in bodies that have been recovered and also identified . At this point they dont care to make any estimates of their own , they just report the facts , as above .
Rescue teams struggling to find bodies amid the wreckage have been hampered by mud hardening and remains decomposing in the tropical heat. Indonesia's government has previously suggested closing parts of the city and declaring them mass graves.
Parks and monuments are planned at three of the worst-hit areas to commemorate those who may never be found. "The search and rescue operation for the victims will end this Thursday afternoon," said Bambang Suryo, field director in Palu.
PALU: The ‘dead city’ is slowly regaining life with the reopening of Bandara Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport since the devastation after the quake and tsunami on Sept 28.
Meanwhile, electric supply to 95 per cent of the town has been restored starting yesterday, enabling some business premises, including eateries, to resume operation.