LDII helps earthquake-affected victims in Central Sulawesi

LDII helps earthquake-affected victims in Central Sulawesi

One of survivors of the earthquake and tsunami, walked after conducting Friday Prayer worship in Masjid Baitussalam, Desa Loli Saluran, Donggala, Sulawesi Tengah, Jumat (Oct 5, 2018). ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/kye

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Islamic Da`wah Institute (LDII) or one of the Islamic mass organizations has deployed its members to help the earthquake- and tsunami-affected victims in Central Sulawesi and its surroundings.

"We sent our volunteers from the provinces of Kalimantan, Jakarta and South Sulawesi (to help the victims)," LDII Chairman Iskandar Siregar said during his visit to the Antara editorial office in Jakarta on Friday.

According to him, LDII`s volunteers are from across various backgrounds and comprise doctors, health workers and technological experts.

In addition, LDII also sent medicines, basic necessities and other important needs that could be used by the disaster victims in Central Sulawesi, and Siregar added that people in Central Sulawesi are currently facing difficulty in getting clean water.

This problem must be overcome as soon as possible, he remarked.

Previously, the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Data, Information and Public Relations officer, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said that until Thursday (October 4) at 9:00 a.m., the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi reached 1,424 people. A total of 1,551 victims have been buried.

An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, which was updated by BMKG to 7.4 on the scale, shook the Palu and Donggala regions on Friday (September 28) at 05.02 p.m. local time.

Reporting by Anom Prihantoro
Editing by Bustanuddin