Indonesia quake death toll rises to over 800, heres latest

Indonesian officials now estimate that the death toll could be as higher as 832 in a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi

Indonesia has seen massive death toll due to quake measuring 7.5 on richter scale followed by tsunami in Palu island.

This has come to light as the rescue workers comb through chunks of concrete and lumber searching for survivors.

The Indonesian officials now estimate that the death toll could be as higher as 832 in a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.

Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho estimates that 2.4 million people were impacted by Friday’s earthquake.

But the local agencies have also said that 71 foreigners were in Palu at the time of the quake and two were safely evacuated to Jakarta.

Survivors walked through floodwater and piles of debris. A shopping mall turned into rubble and the large dome of a mosque collapsed in the city of Palu that is known to have housed 350,000 people.

The lack of heavy equipment and personnel has slowed down rescue efforts in the coastal city of Palu.

As Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo heads to visit Palu on Sunday, the scale of the earthquake’s destruction is still unclear.

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