October 29th, 2010
10:14 AM ET

Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunami

he toll climbed to 413 dead and 298 missing four days after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off Indonesia's coast, triggering a tsunami, officials said Friday.

The National Disaster Coordinating Agency said 270 people were seriously injured and 142 had minor injuries. More than 22,000 people have been displaced or affected by the tsunami, which swept up villagers and their homes without warning, the agency said.

The government is considering relocating some residents in the earthquake-prone islands near Sumatra, the state-run Antara news agency said.

"President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed me to draft a government regulation related to the relocation plan. We will discuss this matter soon after the emergency response period and rehabilitation of the impacted area are over," said People's Welfare Minister Agung Laksono.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. LmD

    You people chose to live there, deal with it. Part of life, Wah!

    October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bond James Bond

    If you cant take the heat get out of the vulcano, dumas.s

    October 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Friend of Jesus

    Indonesians are in poverty and although you wake up James Bond and LmD from your comfortable beds and get in your fancy cars to drive off whenever you choose, they actually cannot. A little help in transportation, food, and housing will inspire a few to move as early as today if you have the cash to donate.

    October 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alphagirl

    Friends,
    these people are dying by the second, how would you feel if your friends and family died, and than someone said that they were dumb people. These people had lives, imagine one of your workers or friends having this happen to them. These people had children, family, pets, friends, and now they vanished from the face of earth. May they have a restful aafter life.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mayel19

    he sound climbed to 413 assassinated and 298 nonexistent quaternity life after a ratio 7.7 temblor struck off Land's seacoast, triggering a tsunami.

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    December 10, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |