Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 August 2019

WATCH: The moment the tsunami hit Indonesia

Mobile phone footage captured the moment the recent tsunami hit Indonesia's Central Sulawesi. The video shows a group of people running away from the approaching water, as it swells onto the roads, sweeping away vehicles.

A devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake on September 28, which triggered a tsunami, killed at least 1,948, with more than 5,000 people still missing.

Questions have been raised over Indonesia's preparations to handle such disasters as the country struggles with the aftermath of the devastating quake.

At least, 70,000 people have been displaced by the disaster.


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Updated: October 9, 2018 12:52 PM