Video: Quake warning ignored

Scientists and Padang's mayor told Al Jazeera months ago that a major quake was imminent.

    Scientists and the mayor of quake-hit Indonesian city Padang in Sumatra told Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen months ago that a potentially catastrophic earthquake and tsunami were likely to hit the area.

    But requests for funds from the national government in Jakarta for proper evacuation procedures and other measures to prepare for disaster were turned down. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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