A powerful earthquake rocked Sulawesi on Friday 28 September 2018, triggering a 10-foot-tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. The tsunami hit Palu, the capital of central Sulawesi province, as well as the smaller city of Donggala and several other coastal settlements.

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Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu, with people screaming and running in fear. The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that collapsed under the force. Houses were swept away and 2000 people were reported missing, after the 7.5 quake struck. Television footage showed people running into the streets. Women and children wailed hysterically in a video distributed by the disaster agency, which also released a photo showing a heavily damaged department store.

To ease the burden on our brothers and sisters in Southeast Sulawesi, BBC-ETS invites all Indonesian citizen to donate a little of your wealth to all the victims of the Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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