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Tsunami casualties 15000 killed
Resulting from the TSUNAMI - the Citizen saw the remnants sapuan the
wave of the Tsunami that hit the Madras coast, India, Sunday (26/12).
The earthquake and the Tsunami that shook eight countries in Asia as
well as seven countries in East Africa caused at least 15,000 people to
be killed and thousands of others lost.
Jakarta - At Least 15,000 people were killed resulting from the tectonic
earthquake and the concentrating Tsunami in south Meulaboh, Nanggroe
Aceh Darussalam (NAD), Sunday morning (26/12). The earthquake had a
force of 9.8 on the Richter Scale that resulted in serious damage in 15
countries in South Asia, South-East Asia, and East Africa.
In the meantime, the Centre of the Control of the Problem of the Health
(PPMK) the Department of the Health, Monday morning(27/12), mentioned
till Monday morning casualties in NAD were approximately 4,500 people.
With details in Banda Aceh of 3,000 people, East Aceh 26, Lhokseumawe
157, the Bireuen Regency 90, the Pidie Regency 165, and North Aceh 619
people. In East Aceh there were five Casualties, and North Aceh of 303
While casualties in North Sumatra of at least 83 people with details in
the Nias Regency 75 and Pantai Cermin 8.
The earthquake happened at exactly 07.59 WIB, that according to the
Meteorological Body and Geophysics (BMG) had the force of 6.8 on the
Richter Scale with the centre of the earthquake in 2,9 Lintang North -
95,6 Lie Alongside East with the depth 20 kilometre in sea, around 149
km south Meulaboh.
From Medan it was reported, the team of SAR North Sumatra will supply
additional food, medicine, and other help for the community in the
region of the islands of the Stone, Nias South from West Sumatra because
the distance was closer to Padang compared to Medan.
North Sumatra Governor H Teng of Rizal Nurdin who was inspecting the
area of the disaster in Pantai Cermin, Serdang Bedagai, on Sunday night
said, the SAR team departed for the region on Monday morning by making
use of aircraft, because the territory of the islands of the Stone was
occupied by at least 17 thousand inhabitants.
The wave of the Tsunami was in NAD reported at around four metres. This
tsunami sank ten villages, namely Blang Nibong, the Cobweb, Puluk, Kuta
Krueng, the Ulim eyes, Glumpang, Pie, Blang Mee Pulo Draft, Blang
Nibong, and Berungin.
The most serious disaster struck the Seunuddon Subdistrict. This is
because of the coastal region in the area is made of river estuaries.
From Breuen it was reported, the earthquake and the Tsunami storm
killed 56 citizens as well as injured 49 people. Approximately 2,600
citizens were forced to flee to the multipurpose Building PT the TRAIN.
More than 75 people were killed as a result of the earthquake which
followed the wave of the Tsunami in the Afulu Subdistrict, Sirombu,
Lahewa, and Mandrehe, the Nias Regency, North Sumatra, Sunday morning
(26/12) exactly 08.00 WIB. Among them, 46 have been found killed whilst
others still missing. While in the Serdang Bedagai Regency (Sergai) five
citizens were found killed.
Moreover, five islands in the Nias Regency, that consisted of the Hinako
Island, Asu, Imana, Bring, and For, were reported to be stricken by the
Tsunami. Thousands of the inhabitants's houses damaged.
Casualties Searched For
The staff and the Handling of refugees of the Command Post of the Unit
of the Co-ordination of the Control of the Disaster (Satkorlak) the Nias
Regency, Hermit Hia, said, his team was still looking for the casualties
who it was reported were lost.
The "search was carried out."
For the time being the inhabitants were accommodated in the place of the
evacuation that was established near the Secretariat of Radio (NEAT).
The officials that carried out the search were split up, one group to
the north and another to the west, said Hermit Hia when being contacted
through mobile phone, on Sunday night.
The "process of the evacuation was still being carried out."
This disaster was considered the biggest ever in Nias.
We were trying to help pacify the area that was hit by this disaster,
said the Polres Nias Representative of the Head of the Sub-area's
police, Kompol A Nainggolan.
When being asked about the total number of natural disaster casualties,
Nainggolan said he was not yet able to ascertain numbers.
He mentioned, the number of casualties was large.
The number of Nias citizens found dead by the team up until early Monday
afternoon was 46 people.
Moreover, 72 people were stated was lost.
Some Sirombu casualties, and Mandrehe,"kata Chief-of-Staff of the
inhabitants of the Subdistrict
The command of the military District (Kasdim) 0213 Nias, Mayor Inf DM
Ginting was contacted from Medan, on Monday early afternoon.
According to Kasdim Nias it is estimated the number of earthquake
casualties was still continuing to rise.
That the high tide that flooded several areas in the regency including
the area in the islands of the Stone still has not subsided.
According to Ginting, the possibility of the number of casualties rising
because information from the area on the whole was not yet available was
not ruled out.
Kasdim said, the earthquake that resulted in the tsunami has affected(?)
at least five subdistricts in Nias.
This earthquake scared the Medan City inhabitants.
The citizen jumped out of houses to escape.
This earthquake damaged thousands of the inhabitants's houses.
The "earthquake this time was more horrifying than the earthquake before."
Moreover, the earthquake this time was longer.
The vibrations were very strong so as the wall of the house cracked,
said Suryadi a citizen of Perumnas the Medan Arena.
Similar news was sent by Raju, the Bekala citizen of the Estuary, the
Deli Serdang Regency.
He said, the earthquake damaged hundreds of the inhabitants's houses.
The same earthquake was felt in Tarutung, the Tapanuli capital of the
Regency North (Taput) with the vibrations quite strong.
The Taput Torang Lumban Tobing regent who was contacted through the
telephone from Jakarta, on Monday morning, said, there were no
fatalities or building damage resulting from the earthquake.
'Only some parts of the road in Pansur Napitu were cracked,' he said.
The regent said, that after the earthquake happened his teams
immediately coordinated with BMG to receive information concerning the
'Our community asked in order to guard against the aftershock,' he said.
The Tarutung territory was in 1987 stricken by a strong earthquake that
resulted in some inhabitants fleeing to surrounding villages, like Pahae
The government of the Province (Pemprov) North Sumatra dropped SAR teams
off to look for casualties in the Nias Regency, on Monday.
Apart from to the Nias Regency, Pemprov North Sumatra also mobilised SAR
teams to several regions in the Serdang Bedagai Regency.
Help also took the form of 20 cardboard boxes of instant noodles,
cooking oil, machines, and clothes for refugees.
The head Satkorlak Pemprov North Sumatra, Anggiat Hutagalung spoke on
this matter, Monday morning.
Anggiat said, other help will in the near future be sent through ships.
Pemprov North Sumatra also established the natural disaster command post
in the region of Polonia Medan.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jayapura, on Monday, announced a
Day of National Mourning following the occurrence of the earthquake that
caused the tsunami in NAD and North Sumatra that caused thousands of
people to be killed.
"Considering the number of fatalities and the scale it was maintained by
me as a National Day of Mourning for three days."
We will raise the flag at half-mast, said the President to the press a
moment before leaving Jayapura towards Lokseumawe and Medan to directly
inspect the area of the disaster.
Day of Mourning
The Day of Mourning was implementated one day after the Head Of State
determined the natural disaster in the two provinces as a national disaster.
The National Indonesian commander of the Troops General Endriartono
Sutarto ordered all the rank of the Operation Command (Koops) the TNI in
Aceh to focus their task towards the Tsunami disaster.
All the TNI soldiers in Aceh were asked to mobilise all the efforts to
rescue the natural disaster casualties.
The spokesperson for Koops TNI in Aceh, Lt Colonel Edi Sulistiyadi, when
being contacted on Monday morning said, he accepted the instruction from
the TNI Commander to mobilise the TNI forces to help the Acehinese
citizens who were affected by the earthquake.
"More than half the TNI strengths were mobilised to help the Acehinese
citizen," he said.
The chairman MPR of the Guidance Nur Wahid sent his deepest condolences
on the disaster that fell on some areas of NAD. That was sent by the
Guidance in Padang, on Sunday
"I supported the government to make the earthquake disaster and this
Tsunami the National Disaster," he said.
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