Six metres high

The Yak podcast, November 2018

Script written by Brianna Piazza, edited by World Vision Aus

In this episode we’ll hear some first hand accounts from on the ground in Sulawesi, Indonesia, where a massive emergency relief effort is underway. A devastating earthquake which triggered a powerful six-metre-high tsunami hit the region, killing more than 2,000 people.

Many were buried under rubble screaming for help as rescuers raced against time to save them. Unfortunately, that’s where many of them died. Thousands more are missing, likely dead. Homes were swallowed up by the ground. Children ripped out of their mother’s arms and swept away by the waters. Entire neighborhoods were buried under landslides.

Survivors are trying to piece their lives back together as they search through rubble one bit at a time. Here are some of their stories.


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Brianna Piazza

Journalist and travel writer.