Turkey offers help to Indonesia hit by quake, tsunami
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“We have learned with deep sorrow that the earthquake and tsunami on Indonesian island of Sulawesi caused loss of many lives, injuries and extensive damage,” the statement by Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
The ministry extend heartfelt condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives and wish speedy recovery to the injured.
On Sept. 29, Indonesia declared a state of emergency for the Island.
The tsunami, towering up to three meters high, hit Palu, capital of the Central Sulawesi province, and the northeast of the nearby Donggala Regency.
After its 500-meter airstrip was damaged, Palu’s airport was closed to flights, excepting certain cargo planes.
Indonesia lies within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.