PHOTOS Indian artist creates sand sculpture to help Indonesia's tsunami victims

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Indian artist creates sand sculpture to help Indonesia's tsunami victims

VCG

20:34, October 01, 2018

Artist Sudarshan Pattnaik crafted a sand sculpture on Sunday at a beach along the Bay of Bengal in the eastern Indian city of Puri to get people to help Indonesia's tsunami victims. (Photos: VCG)

So far 1,200 people were killed in Palu city after a powerful magnitude-7.5 earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi Island on Friday afternoon. About 16,700 people have become homeless due to the disaster.

"Bodies of victims were found in several places because they were hit by the rubble of collapsing buildings or swept by the tsunami, but we are still collecting data," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency.

The quake and tsunami caused a power outage that cut communications around Palu and the main airport has been shut down.

Officials unload aid for victims of earthquake and tsunami at Pantoloan port in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 3, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken October 3, 2018.

Officials unload aid for victims of earthquake and tsunami at Pantoloan port in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 3, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken October 3, 2018.

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