At 2:00 a.m. local time on the 15th, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, causing the collapse of many buildings and many deaths. By the afternoon of the 15th, the death toll caused by the earthquake had risen to 34, about 637 others were injured, and about 15,000 people were displaced.
In addition, the earthquake and aftershocks caused secondary disasters, causing three landslides, blocking some roads to the disaster area, and the local government is making every effort to unblock them.
Aftershocks are still occurring there, and the Indonesian Climate, Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau reminds the local people to pay attention to safety.
△ Rescue workers are searching and rescuing in the ruins
After the earthquake, the local power and communication system was interrupted and has not recovered. However, the local gas station is still in operation to supply fuel to the people.
At present, rescuers are still carrying out rescue, trying to find more people within the best rescue time of 72 hours.
However, the current lack of electricity for Indonesian rescue personnel, coupled with the lack of large-scale search and rescue equipment, has affected the efficiency of search and rescue operations.