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Jakarta Post

Three quake victims airlifted to Palu

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Sigi, Central Sulawesi   /   Wed, August 22 2012   /  06:39 am

Severely wounded victims of an earthquake in Lindu district, Sigi regency, Central Sulawesi, were airlifted by helicopter on Tuesday to a hospital to receive medical treatment in the provincial capital of Palu.

The helicopter was deployed as access to the district was blocked by landslides caused by the earthquake on Saturday, which measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. As of Tuesday afternoon, the search and rescue team had not been able to reach the disaster site in Lindu district by road.

Lindu district head Karso said when he visited the victims at a command post in Gumbasa district in Sigi, that the victims would be transported to Madani hospital in Palu, which is located 50 kilometers from the command post. The three victims were identified as Senfi, Randi and Mrs. Darsono. They were flown in two different flights by the helicopter, which belongs to a foundation.