Death toll reaches 405 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

  • | Sunday | 30th September, 2018

Jakarta: The death toll from a tsunami that hit Indonesia`s island of Sulawesi triggered after a 7.5-magnitude quake increased to 405 on Sunday, as rescue workers continued a desperate search for survivors, according to the country`s disaster management agency. Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed the toll on Sunday adding that over 400 others were badly injured and many were still buried under debris. Three quakes of 4.9 and larger magnitudes were recorded up to three hours before the tremor near Palu. The tremor triggered a tsunami that hit beaches in the cities of Palu and Donggala, officials said. An early tsunami warning had been issued by the Indonesian meteorological agency, but was later lifted after the agency ascertained that the water had receded.

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