No Vietnamese victims reported in Indonesia quakes, tsunami

Saturday, 2018-09-29 19:26:35
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NDO/VNA – No Vietnamese has been reported dead or missing in Palu city, Sulawesi province, after strong earthquakes and tsunami occurred in Indonesia on September 28, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry said the Embassy of Vietnam in Indonesia has promptly learned about the situation and carry out necessary protection measures if any Vietnamese was affected.

The embassy also confirmed that 10 Vietnamese students studying at Tadulako University in Palu city are safe.

It has established a working group to ask for assistance from search and rescue agencies, universities and Vietnamese people in neighbouring localities if required.

The students are also advised to remain calm and closely follow guidance and notice of the local disaster prevention agency and keep in touch with the embassy’s staff.

The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked with the embassy to arrange accommodations for the students until the situation become stable.

In case of emergency, it is recommended to contact the hotline of the Vietnamese Embassy 62811161025 and 62213100358, or the citizen protection hotline 84 981848484.