Indonesian barbers hold charity hairdressing fair for Palu tsunami victims


Indonesian barbers took out their clippers for a charity event to help victims of the Palu earthquake and tsunami.

Hairdressers in Bukittinggi, Sumatra, gathered at a local pavilion to offer haircuts in exchange for donations to the relief effort for the stricken region of north-west Sulawesi on October 7 and 8.

Customers give between 20,000 and 100,000 Rupiah (£1 to £5) per haircut which acts as a donation, says 26-year-old barber Fedly, from Kroonz Barber Shop in the city.

The movement is part of a wider effort among Indonesian citizens to raise funds for the disaster-stricken area.

Up to 2,000 people are believed to have died in the double tragedy on September 28, with 5,000 more missing.