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Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel

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Survivors walk on a damaged street outside Palu, Indonesia on Tuesday, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on Friday. AFP

Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel

The Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a warning to all citizens planning to travel to the quake- and tsunami-hit region of Indonesia.

The embassy urged “all Cambodians with no urgency to visit the disaster-hit area in Central Sulawesi province to suspend their travel plans until the the warning has been lifted.”

Until yesterday, at least 1,200 people were reportedly killed in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi after a mega earthquake and tsunami struck its capital, Palu, and surrounding towns.

The number of casualties continues to rise.

Infrastructure has been severely damaged, leaving the province’s main airport in Palu remains closed.

A Cambodian embassy official in Indonesia, who declined to be named, declined to comment on the warning.

The Cambodian government has also provided $200,000 in humanitarian aid as a gesture of solidarity with the government and people of Indonesia during their time of need.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Ket Sophan could not be reached for comment as of press time.

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