Sulawesi quake | News analysis

Long road to recovery, but Indonesia has friends

Indonesia will be left counting the costs of the devastation from last Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami for some time.

The magnitude-7.4 quake that struck at the heart of Sulawesi island and the waves of up to 7m high that it triggered have claimed more than 1,400 lives and wiped out large swathes of the Central Sulawesi countryside and much of the provincial capital Palu.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2018, with the headline 'Long road to recovery, but Indonesia has friends'. Subscribe