More bodies were unearthed from the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, as authorities move closer to calling off the search for the dead trapped under flattened communities and declaring them mass graves. Officials said Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649, with more than a thousand feared still missing in the seaside city on Sulawesi island.

More than 82,000 military and civilian personnel, as well as volunteers, have descended on the devastated city, where relief groups say clean water and medical supplies are in short supply.

After days of delays, international aid has slowly begun trickling into the disaster zone where the UN says almost 200,000 people need humanitarian assistance.

But hopes of finding anyone alive a full eight days later have all but faded, as the search for survivors morphs into a grim gathering of the dead.

At the massive Balaroa government housing complex, where the sheer force of the quake turned the earth temporarily to mush, soldiers wearing masks to ward off the stench of death clambered over the giant mounds of mud, brick and cement.

Vast numbers of decomposing bodies could still be buried beneath this once-thriving neighbourhood, the search and rescue agency said.

Two soldiers who are part of the search emerged from a ditch with a body bag sagging in the middle but looking too light to be a corpse — they said they had found the heads of two adults and one child.

“There are no survivors here. We just find bodies, every day,” said army sergeant Syafaruddin, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

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Sulawesi, Indonesia quake tsunami disaster 2018. Chart by AFP

– Health fears –

At the flattened Hotel Roa-Roa — where early optimism that survivors might be found faded as the days wore on — rescuers reviewed CCTV footage to get a sense of where the doomed guests could be buried.

In Petobo — another village all but wiped off the map — teams struggled to extract bodies from the muck, often dislodging limbs loosened by decomposition after more than a week exposed to the elements.

The search for survivors has not officially been called off.

But security minister Wiranto said the government had been discussing with local leaders and religious figures as to when the worst-hit areas would be declared mass graves, and left untouched.

“We have to make a decision as to when the search for the dead will end. Then, we later must decide when the area will be designated a mass grave,” he told reporters late Friday.

Concerns are growing that decomposing bodies could turn into a serious health hazard.

“Most of the bodies we have found are not intact, and that poses a danger for the rescuers. We have to be very careful to avoid contamination,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, told AFP from Palu.

“We have vaccinated our teams, but we need to be extra cautious.”

While the World Health Organization says there is no evidence to suggest bodies in such disaster situations could spark an epidemic, it has warned that those handling corpses are at a risk of contracting diseases like tuberculosis, cholera, and bloodborne viruses.

Thousands of survivors continued to stream out of Palu to nearby cities in the aftermath of the disaster.

Hospitals remain overstretched and short on staff and supplies.

In Karawana village, nurse Iyong Lamatowa can offer little more than antibiotics and painkillers to treat those flocking to a makeshift clinic with badly-infected wounds.

Project HOPE, a medical NGO, said only two of its 82 staff in Palu had reported for duty since the quake.

“We still don’t know the fate of the clinic doctors, nurses and technicians who usually staff the clinic,” the organisation said in a statement.

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Tens of thousands of military and civilian personnel are involved in the rescue and relief efforts. Picture: AFP / MOHD RASFAN

– Short supplies –

Survivors have ransacked shops and supply trucks in the hunt for basic necessities, prompting security forces to round up dozens of suspected looters and warn that they will open fire on thieves.

Hundreds of people Saturday rushed a truck transporting gas cylinders for cooking while a supermarket that opened for business under military guard refused to allow people inside, instead passing goods through the door.

A convoy of five hundred trucks laden with donated food, cooking oil and other essentials was on its way to Palu, agriculture minister Amran Sulaiman said in the devastated city on Saturday.

“Palu’s ordeal is grief for all of us and that’s why everyone is lending a hand to help,” he said.

The United Nations said Friday it was seeking $50.5 million “for immediate relief” to help victims.

Getting vital supplies to the affected areas has proved hugely challenging, with the number of flights able to land at Palu’s small airport still limited, leaving aid workers facing gruelling overland journeys.

Oxfam had sent water treatment units and purification kits to Palu and Swiss aid teams on the ground were providing drinking water and emergency shelter, both said in statements Saturday.

Indonesia sits along the world’s most tectonically active region, and its 260 million people are vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Global Event is coming 11th of this month? Some Christian guy got a vision from GOD about a big earthquake and tsunami coming to California on 16th of this month. Something big is going to happen this month? I remember some messages from Galactic Federation of Light said Illuminati and all the Dark side Governments have to decide their fate by the end of September this year.

    After The Eleven October 2018 Event Everything Will Change!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI3A9wH9Uqk

  2. Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll reaches 1,944; search ops to continue till 11 Oct, govt to declare areas in Palu ‘mass graves
    https://www.firstpost.com/world/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-toll-reaches-1944-search-ops-to-continue-till-11-oct-govt-to-declare-areas-in-palu-mass-graves-5337471.html

    Have you seen Indonesian Government helping people in the earthquake and tsunami affected area in some news or Youtube video? I have not! People were cursing their government “Inhumane useless government”. Now they are going to quit search and rescue, and calling those area “Mass Graves”.

  3. CLONING CENTER Tragedies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04vwUimcU4E

    So many stars and singers are made in clone facility owned by Reptilian Illuminati Secret Underground Base. There is a reason why they have beautiful figures more than perfect. They are made by mixing the genes so that those clone figures become more than perfect looking and talent. Reptilian Royals like Elizabeth and Philip are the owners of those clones called stars and singers. But some clones are rebellious against their owners. Those clones are killed in the most terrible way we can imagine.

    Many of people still cannot believe colones existence. But they can make any clones within 2~3 weeks or even within one day.

    I heard many times, in the news “President Bush 40”. What is “President Bush 40”? He was not 40 years old. I suspected that Bush has many clones including Bush 40. President Ronald Reagan was actually assassinated and killed just after he made a speech about “Aliens among us” in United Nations. After that, his clone took over to pretend a real Ronald Reagan.

    Hospitals are the places where collect organs and cells from people so that they can make clones. Especially discarded foreskins and pap smear are used to create their clones. Someday, you might encounter the person look a like.

  4. Trump Signs Law Allowing Authorities To Shoot Down Private Drones Without Warrants
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhKTffeexkk&list=UUFjOi1ZpZVErr8EYxg8t1dQ&index=6

    Why Government wants to shoot down drones? Now a days, we have so many natural disasters, and at certain point, we are going to have a huge Earth Change. What Government does not want is spreading the disaster information so that people start realizing something is going on, and start waking up. Especially, drone footage is very powerful to witness the disasters and Earth Change. That is why Government wants to shoot drones taking video about damages done by disasters and spreading information to many people by Youtube. As you know, if you see only major media, you cannot find very much information about disasters unless you search in alternative media like Youtube. Government and Illuminati owned major Media try to hide the disaster information rather than inform you. What Government wants is to keep “Nothing special is happening.” attitude so that they can keep this 3D world as long as possible.

    • 10-8-18 Panama City Beach, Florida – Michael – Water and Bread Emptying – Stores Packed – Fuel Lines
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5K0BZ0Uwsw&list=UU1nJElGcVcTpeZJVyxEbzJw&index=23

      Gas price in Florida is always one of the highest in this country. Gas mafia in Florida is the most evil in this country.

      When I used to live in Clearwater, Florida, I was always prepared for a hurricane, stocking pile of can food. But all the time, It ended that I did not need them. It was so painful to eat all the can food. I donated those can food to local food bank. My house was located near the highest point of Pinellas county. It was only 8 feet high from the sea level.

  5. National Parks and National Forests are the surface facilities of Reptilian Secret Underground Bases including ancient cave systems used as parts of their bases and passages. Usually National Parks and National Forests have militia facilities including Watch Towers and Shooting Range. Sometimes, there is even military bombing range just like Ocala National Forest in Florida. Many state parks and county parks have also shooting ranges inside or beside those parks. I observed Florida and Georgia state parks have shooting range inside or beside those parks.

    Something Strange Happening In Our National Parks 5/21/17
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfbkwHrBIVI

    Those victims have never found, but their clothes were neatly folded. As you know, Reptilians eat humans, but they do not eat clothes. If they need naked human bodies, not their clothes.

    I observed Georgia State Park rangers were wearing so many weapons including 2 kinds of guns. Even they looked Robo-Cop. Those park rangers are actually part of US military or Reptilian militia. Many of them if not all of them might not be even human.

    • I saw a poster of missing young man in Florence, Alabama. He was last seen in a hospital. In Japan, hospitals are getting notorious for secret organ harvesting. Many people have been missing from hospitals. Some people reported that suddenly a nurse climb over their body and try to strangulate their neck. This missing man in Florence was the same fate as missing Japanese patients in hospitals. What this hospital in Florence is so suspicious is now they are building a gigantic new hospital and secret underground bases and passages at the same time. Along the road beside the new hospital construction, there were several places dug deep, and there are mountain of dirt piled up. Yes, this new hospital construction and Reptilian Secret Underground base and passages are one set. Missing people, organ harvesting, a new hospital construction, Reptilian Secret Underground Base construction… If you connect those dots and make a line, you can reach the conclusion. A hospital in Florence, Alabama is connected Reptilian Secret Underground Base, needs to harvest young human for cannibal Reptilians.

      • Tara Calico Mystery: The True Story Behind Notorious Polaroid Showing a Girl and Boy Bound in a Van
        https://people.com/crime/tara-calico-polaroid-photo-true-story/

        The mother of Tara Calico believed the girl on the picture was her daughter, and mother intuition is always right. This picture proves Military Abduction and Organized Abduction for getting human kids as Reptilian food exist. Her house was near US Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Probably she was abducted by military. Abductor can get reward up to $6000 per a child abduction. This abductor got 2 children (on that picture), so he got $12000 for his job.

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