Indonesia’s famous ‘floating mosque’ now sinking following earthquake

The famous "floating mosque" in Palu, Indonesia has not escaped the destruction wrought by last week's earthquake and tsunami and now appears to be sinking. Although the Arkam Babu Rahman mosque is still standing, half of the building is now submerged in water. It wasn't immediately clear whether the stilts on which the mosque sat have collapsed but, according to eyewitnesses, the bridge which connected the place of worship to the land is no longer visible. Given the destruction elsewhere, some locals were surprised to find the mosque still standing at all. More than 70,000 homes are thought to have been wrecked by the quake, demolished by the tsunami or engulfed by mud slides.

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