Queen Elizabeth has sent a message of condolence to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 following the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi last week.

Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: The Royal Family

Over 1,200 people, lost their lives during the powerful earthquake, measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale.

I was extremely sorry to hear about the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi at the end of last week, particularly given these events happened so soon after the recent earthquake in Lombok.

Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to all those affected by the disaster and their families.

Elizabeth R

A further 62,000 are left homeless, with humanitarian aid pouring in from more than 25 countries including Australia.

Rescue teams continue working to find more survivors who may be trapped under wreckages of homes and buildings including hotels.

According to reports, hundreds more are believed to be buried in liquified mud following the earthquake.

Indonesia is regularly struck by earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis as it is located in the ‘Ring of Fire’, caused by volcanoes and movement from three tectonic plates.

The Queen’s Message to Indonesian President – https://www.royal.uk/message-her-majesty-queen-president-indonesia

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