Putin and Medvedev expressed his condolences in connection with the crash in Indonesia

© AFP 2018 / Muhammad RifkiЖители make their way through the street full of debris after the earthquake and tsunami in the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. 29 Sep 2018Putin and Medvedev expressed his condolences in connection with the crash in Indonesia© AFP 2018 / Muhammad Rifki

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to the leader of Indonesia Joko Widodo in connection with the loss of life and massive destruction caused by the tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.

On Friday morning off the coast of the island of Sulawesi earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1, near the city of Palu. Later in the same area was recorded another earthquake of 7.4 magnitude and number of aftershocks. Then, the media reported that Pala was hit by the tsunami with a height of two meters. The authorities took the decision to close the airport in the provincial capital of Central Sulawesi in Indonesia to Saturday 19.20 (14.20 GMT). According to the latest data, the number of victims of elements has reached 384.

«The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolences to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo in connection with numerous human victims and large-scale devastation caused by the tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi», — stated in the message of the Kremlin.

Added that Putin stressed that Russia shares the grief of the friendly Indonesian people and asked to convey words of sympathy and support to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to all who suffered from revelry of elements.

The press service of the Cabinet said that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also sent a telegram of condolence to the Chairman of the Indonesia. «On behalf of the government of the Russian Federation and from myself personally I Express deep condolences to You… please, Mr. President, to convey words of support to the families and friends of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to all affected by this natural disaster», the telegram reads, the press service.

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