Jakarta, Sept 28 (ANTARA News) - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) confirmed that tsunami waves had struck several parts of Central Sulawesi namely Talise and Donggala Beaches after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit the province on Friday afternoon.

"The BNPB has confirmed to the BPBD (Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency) that the tsunami hit the Talise coast in Palu City and the beach in Donggala," Head of Information Data and Public Relation Center BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said here on Friday.

The tsunami resulted in casualties. BNPB is still carrying out data collection to ensure the death toll. The victim who died was caused by the collapse of a building

"The tsunami also hit several settlements and buildings around the beach. The number of victims and is still being collected," he said.

BPBD officers, Military, National Police, National Search and Rescue Agency personnel, and volunteers evacuated and helped victims.

"The injured victims have been handled by health workers," he said.

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Donggala District, around 73 kilometers from Palu, at 5:02 p.m. Jakarta time. Sutopo said in a written statement that the epicenter of the quake was located about 27 km north-east of Donggala at a depth of 10 km.

Reporting by Indra Arief


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