In addition to the ruins, ruins and mourning in Palu, other impressive images of us in the days of the operation in this place petrol stations are always busy day and night, the same car line several kilometers long. A liter of petrol, oil to operate the transport, is very important for Palu people. In Palu, the most deprived are gasoline, followed by food and water. But from the afternoon on October 4, gas stations were exhausted and announced a halt, adding even heavier days to the Palu people.
VND 150,000 / liter of petrol
The tourist destinations in Palu are quite far apart, the most popular means of transport are motorcycles and cars, the gas source is cut, everything becomes quiet, paralysis. When we went to work in Palu, we rented a motorbike and reported it for a terrible price, a car hire of eight hours was beautifully carved for an incredible price of 3 million rupees (about 4.5 million dong) It is more expensive than Flights from Jakarta to Palu Do not understand the situation, so we just think that drivers do not want to go to the tsunami, should shout praise for rejected guests. But if you hear that every liter of gasoline is sold at a terrible price from 100,000 rupi / liter or more (about 150,000) but not to buy, only to see the life of Palu people are real. gasoline … terrorism.
According to a report from the reporter group Thanh Nien, after the Tsau tsunami disaster, only 4 petrol stations were in operation, but they also stopped selling petrol at 4.10 pm. Speaking of buying gasoline, Marinos told me: "I and my 10-year-old son have to change between 6 and 10 pm to buy 2 tanks of 10 liters of petrol in total. If you have petrol, you can eat well and travel easily. to get supplies, otherwise only water will die. "The petrol queue in Palu style would never have seen this scene and has never done the same thing in the past.
Let's go fishing for gas
Because it is a sea island, Palu is no stranger to fish, but petrol is probably the first in their lives. After the tsunami disaster many petrol stations collapsed and the government used petrol tankers to concentrate on petrol installations that could be used to spread people. Beneath the petrol tanks buried deep in the ground, there is still a small amount left, and the demand of petrol born.
Working under the cable-stayed bridge at Talise Beach – Palu calls this a yellow bridge because of the paint color of the iron rhythm – close to the foot of the gas station was closed, we met the group of young people benefit Let the gasoline in the bath fall through the rake on the place the cable, pry the fuel tank cover down and absorb it downwards, then pull it up and press it into the bottle. When he asked a member of the Sayoga gasoline group, he said: "My group of three people from the afternoon to now, pressed more than 2 liters, especially below, but again because of the small patch that should be pulled out slowly, not much ". That said, 2 liters of petrol is a real value at the moment.
Look at the three members of Sayoga who drop their rope, wait, take a bunch of rags, squeeze out every drop of gasoline, cherish, cherish, similar to the familiar expression in Vietnam: "Love car Like a child, your gas as blood. But now in Palu gasoline is more precious than blood, because behind the droplets is the life of the whole family, I have lost gas, everything has been jammed.
The security situation of Palu is now more stable and no longer listens to store robberies. When it comes to removing food, the Palu people have a very tolerant view, Ulet Putu, owner of the Telkom store at 7 Kh. Ahmad Dahlan, said: "They are extremely poor, while the food is there, nobody knows how to divide it, no one can do that, do not blame them." Putu said: "What we need is electricity. , normal food supply, regularity and good security. "
The daily life of the Palu population is still unstable due to a lack of many things. The living conditions are more difficult day, the purchase of drinking water must take about half an hour around Palu to find the place, shopkeeper said that the store's stores are only about 50 bottles of mineral water type 0, 5 liters. We will continue to stay in Palu to share more information about the disaster that people are dealing with.