After Tsunami, Indonesian President Wants Community to Remain Calm

Central Sulawesi, MINA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo appealed to the community, especially those around Banten and Lampung regions to remain calm after the tsunami hit the coastline of the Sunda Strait.

“The community is encouraged to remain calm but also alert and do not be provoked by misleading issues,” said President in Luwuk Sub-District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi on Sunday.

He also called for implementing early detection systems after a tsunami killed at least 373 people and injured hundreds more.

“I have also ordered to take emergency measures to find victims and also to carry out treatment as soon as possible,” the President said.

Until now, the Head of State is still monitoring the latest developments from the teams in the field. On behalf of the government and people of Indonesia, he conveyed sorrow for the victims.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Indonesia, I convey a deep sorrow for the victims that every hour I always follow,” said the President.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency until Monday recorded 373 people died, 1,459 people were injured, 128 missed, and 5,665 displaced.

As for material damage, there were 681 units of houses damaged, 69 hotels and villa units were severely damaged, 60 shops and 420 ships and boats were also damaged. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)