Palu earthquake and tsunami: Authorities begin to bury the dead as toll exceeds more than thousands. Now what we know so far:
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday at about 6pm and was followed by a tsunami with waves up to 6m (20ft) high. The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami is now exceeding 1000 and is expected to rise sharply.
In Palu, authorities are preparing a large mass grave for the burial of the bodies which have been piling up over the weekend.
The grave, which will be 10 metres by 100 metres, is being dug for 300 victims and can be enlarged if needed. According to Sutopo, this is a temporary measure to stop disease spreading…. more
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