Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 408 - Macleans.ca
 

Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 408

Lack of boats and unreliable roads leading to supply shortage


 

The death toll following a massive tsunami that struck Indonesia on Monday has climbed above 400, with a further 33 people killed by a volcanic eruption in central Java. Rescuers, primarily working out of nearby West Sumatra, are struggling to reach Indonesia’s islands because a boat shortage, caused by the tsunami, is making it almost impossible to deliver supplies. Thousands are currently displaced and living in refugee camps while the injured are treated in small and often isolated island hospitals.

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