In Palu, traumatised residents struggle to resume life

5 months ago | News across the World by AFP
There have been small signs of things getting back to normal in tsunami-hit Palu. Power has returned to parts of the Indonesian city, phone networks are back up and running and even some markets are open for business. But for most, daily life has changed beyond all recognition. Residents waited in line for water or cash being brought in via armed police convoy while queues to get a few litres of petrol lasted more than 24 hours in some places.