Photos: Aid pours in to disaster-hit Indonesian region
Aid has begun pouring into central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island and humanitarian workers are fanning out across its countryside, more than a week after parts of the island were devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
The official death toll from the twin disasters stood at 1,649, but officials said the toll will climb as recovery efforts continue in obliterated neighborhoods.
Images showed the military dropping supplies from helicopters in places and a large Red Cross ship docked at a port in the region. In the dusty one-road village of Pewunu, excited children shouted “Red Cross! Red Cross!” as one of the aid group’s medical teams arrived.