Residents of Palu and Donggala Pick Up the Pieces After Last Month's Earthquake, Tsunami

Residents of Loly village in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, scavenging for supplies inside a damaged house on Saturday. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

By : Yudhi Sukma Wijaya | on 11:57 PM October 10, 2018
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

Economic activities resumed just two days after a devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Sept. 28.

Merchants at Masomba Market in the heart of the provincial capital started selling whatever stock they had left, while hoping for a return to normalcy.

Tanti, 40, one of the sellers at the market, told the Jakarta Globe on Saturday that mineral water and sugar were among the commodities that were still out of stock.

Electricity, fuel and food in the worst-affected areas – Palu and Donggala – were limited until Monday this week, when the government announced that the power and fuel supplies had been restored.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has ordered all related government institutions to work together to eliminate shortages of basic goods as soon as possible.

Palu residents queueing for gasoline at a fuel station in Jalan Kartini. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) Palu residents queueing for gasoline at a fuel station in Jalan Kartini. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

Loly village in Donggala district was directly impacted by the twin disasters. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) Loly village in Donggala district was directly impacted by the twin disasters. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

Another view of Loly village. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) Another view of Loly village. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

A merchant on motorcycle selling vegetables and cooking oil. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) A merchant on motorcycle selling vegetables and cooking oil. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

Masomba Market in Palu after merchants resumed trading activities. Most of the supplies come from South Sulawesi. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) Masomba Market in Palu after merchants resumed trading activities. Most of the supplies come from South Sulawesi. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

Children asking for donations from passersby in Loly village. At least three villagers are still missing. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) Children asking for donations from passersby in Loly village. At least three villagers are still missing. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)

A poster on a utility pole at Talise Beach in Palu gives details of a 17-year-old girl who is still missing. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia) A poster on a utility pole at Talise Beach in Palu gives details of a 17-year-old girl who is still missing. (JG Photo/Telly Nathalia)


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