In the images, recorded by the witnesses of the tragedy, the giant wave product of the tsunami approaches the Thai coast and engulfs everything in its path. The water floods the streets between the shouts and the races of those who witness the scene, terrified.
The earthquake of magnitude 7.5 shook the island of Celebes, located in northern Indonesia, and a few hours earlier, another earthquake of 6.1 degrees caused the death of one person, 10 injured and the collapse of several buildings in the same area.
Among the large number of deaths is the young Anthonius Gunawan Agun, 21, air controller of the airport Mutiara SIS Al Jufrie in Palu, who refused to leave the control tower until making sure that a plane, which was in the clearing during the earthquake, will manage to take off safely. This action saved the life of the passengers and crew of the plane, but it cost the young’s man life, since moments later another strong earthquake shook the building where he was in, and could not escape. Gunawan Agunis considered a national hero.
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‘Batik 6231 runway 33 clear for take off’. This was his last transmission to me then we replied. Thank you for keeping me and guarding me till I’m safely airborne. Then he jumped out of tower broke his leg and arm. Wing of honor for Anthonius Gunawan Agung as my guardian angel at Palu. Rest peacefully my wing man. God be with you.