Landslide blocks aid supply to Mamuju.



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2021-01-17 03:34:55

The worst landslide was in Takandeang Village, Tapalang District, Mamuju Regency. On the second day after the earthquake, people started trying to break through the landslides that had piled up the road by lifting their motorbikes. Some of them are desperately trying to help their love ones who have started to starve because of the limited food in the evacuation centre in Mamuju.

Many of the evacuees in Mamuju fled to their relatives that live in the areas that are not affected by the earthquake, like South Sulawesi.

Interview one

00:28 - 01:34
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has caused landslides at several points on the Trans-Sulawesi road, resulting in cut off land transportation routes and made the aid distribution to Mamuju hampered.

The worst landslide was in Takandeang Village, Tapalang District, Mamuju Regency. On the second day after the earthquake, people started trying to break through the landslides that had piled up the road by lifting their motorbikes. Some of them are desperately trying to help their love ones who have started to starve because of the limited food in the evacuation center in Mamuju.

Many of the evacuees in Mamuju fled to their relatives that live in the areas that are not affected by the earthquake, like South Sulawesi.

Interview Two

01:56-02:12
Q: What are the main obstacles?
A: Heavy equipment mobilisation. Even though the heavy equipment has been sent from Makassar and Palu, we could not bring in immediately. The mobilisation of heavy equipment is hampered because of so many vehicles parked on either side of the road.

Video Credit: Witness News/Muhammad Abdi Latief