Bandung 1.10pmJust back from first visit to Pangandaran trying to find some people
(and to check on condition of holiday home).Probably delayed shock, but can't stop crying. I've never, never seen anything like this. Unbelievable devastation. Just rubble and little else. Dogs still pulling bodies out.
Only food is stuff sent from Bandung. I've got enough tins for a while but there's nothing fresh.
Certainly no beer anywhere; and just when I need it most.
Other info. coming through indicates that there isn't a groundswell of aid arriving in the coastal region, except, possibly, from Bandung, as the regional centre. Vice President Kalla has indicated that local authorities will be responsible for the rescue efforts, with some financial help from central government.