No Vietnamese victims reported in Indonesia quakes, tsunami
Updated : Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:29 AM (GMT+0700)

NoVietnamese has been reported dead or missing in Palu city, Sulawesi province,after strong earthquakes and tsunami occurred in Indonesia on September 28,according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A house in Palu city is destroyed by the earthquakes - Photo: AFP/VNA

The ministry said theEmbassy of Vietnam in Indonesia has promptly learned about the situation andcarry out necessary protection measures if any Vietnamese was affected.

The embassy also confirmedthat 10 Vietnamese students studying at Tadulako University in Palu city aresafe.

It has established a workinggroup to ask for assistance from search and rescue agencies, universities andVietnamese people in neighbouring localities if required.

The students are alsoadvised to remain calm and closely follow guidance and notice of the localdisaster prevention agency and keep in touch with the embassy’s staff.

The Consular Departmentunder the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked with the embassy toarrange accommodations for the students until the situation become stable.

In case of emergency, it isrecommended to contact the hotline of the Vietnamese Embassy 62811161025 and62213100358, or the citizen protection hotline 84 981848484, or the hotline ofthe urgent search and rescue team: Akris 081288035909, Gayur 082116442362,Arifin 085284951234, Irwan 085299267110, Sayudi 082291999669, Ariman085145000022.

At least 384 people werekilled, 29 other still missing and 540 injured as rescue teams scoured theravaged city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, on September 29, a day after strongearthquakes and tsunami hit the region.


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