Jakarta, Oct 26 (ANTARA News) - The material damage and losses caused by the powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi on Sept 28 reached Rp15.29 trillion, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said.

The provincial capital of Palu took the brunt of the disaster, with material damage and losses recorded at Rp7.6 trillion, or 50 percent of the total estimate, Chief of BNPB Information Data Center and Public Relations Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said during a press conference here on Friday.

The material damage and losses in Sigi district were recorded at Rp4.9 trillion, or 32.1 percent, Donggala district at Rp2.1 trillion, or 13.8 percent, and Parigi Moutong district at Rp631 billion, or 4.1 percent, he said.

Sutopo said the material damage in the four affected areas reached an estimated Rp13.27 trillion, while the material losses reached approximately Rp2.02 trillion.

"The cost is the value of the damage to physical stocks of assets, while the losses are losses of economic activities disrupted by the disaster," he said.

In the residential sector, the damage is estimated to have reached Rp8.1 trillion and losses at Rp8.1 trillion, while in the infrastructure sector damages are estimated at Rp743 billion and losses at Rp39.3 billion.

In the social sector, the damage is estimated at Rp3.1 trillion and losses at Rp116.9 billion, while in the economic sector the damage is estimated at Rp933 billion and losses at Rp734.9 billion.

Reporting by Dewanto Samodro
Editing by Eliswan

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