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’Lack of everything’ in tsunami destroyed area

JAKARTA – the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, there is a lack of ,,really everything”, says Iris van Deinse of the Dutch Red Cross in Jakarta. ,,There is no water and no electricity. Many locations in the affected areas are inaccessible”.

Workers are still busy with the search for and rescue of victims.

The destructive forces of nature are there, according to her, landslides have been making roads changed into mud. ,,People dare to their homes not because they are afraid that they will collapse. They sleep in the open air”, said the spokeswoman.

Workers are still busy with the search for and rescue of victims. In addition, the Red Cross humanitarian aid to the boarding, such as watertrucks, blankets, tarpaulins, sleeping mats, clothing and ambulances.

The official number of dead has now risen to 844. ,,But because many areas are still inaccessible, the number is probably higher,” says Deinse. Among the victims are no known Dutch people, let the ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague Monday to know.

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