India expressed deep sympathies to the people and government of Indonesia, and assured all help to the country hit by a tsunami triggered by a strong earthquake.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in her UN General Assembly address on Saturday said the news about Indonesia has been very unfortunate. “This morning we received very unfortunate news. Indonesia has been hit by a quake and a tsunami. On behalf of India, I, from this stage, express deep sympathies to the people and government of Indonesia. I assure all help to Indonesia to combat the disasters,” Swaraj said in New York.
On Friday, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi which triggered a tsunami, killing more than 380 people.The country’s national disaster agency put the official death toll at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu. The authorities have warned that the number of dead might increase.
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