Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa neighborhood of Indonesia’s Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with incomprehensible force.

A man walks on a heavily damaged street due to the earthquake in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Desperation was visible everywhere Tuesday among victims receiving little aid in areas heavily damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Four days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, the devastated community of Balaroa has received no government help and anger is simmering among its residents.

This Oct. 1, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused heavy damage to the area. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

A handful of disaster personnel arrived at the neighborhood Tuesday morning to survey the damage. A lone backhoe began clearing a path into the jumble of twisted buildings. An official visiting from another part of Sulawesi island said it had been “blended.”

Source: The Associated Press

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