Indonesia suffers $2.7b in losses from quakes

Workers clearing up at the site of a bridge damaged by the earthquake-tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, last month. Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has warned that the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-e
Workers clearing up at the site of a bridge damaged by the earthquake-tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, last month. Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has warned that the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-end monsoon season.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Indonesia will suffer losses totalling more than 30 trillion rupiah (S$2.7 billion) caused by destruction from the earthquakes in Lombok, Sumbawa and Central Sulawesi, apart from the thousands of lives lost.

And the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-end monsoon season, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has warned.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'Indonesia suffers $2.7b in losses from quakes'. Print Edition | Subscribe