Deaths From Indonesia Quake Reaches 1,424

October 4, 2018 – Indonesia today raised the death toll from last week’s powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi to 1,424, up 17 from the previous day.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a press conference that 114 people remain listed as missing, including one South Korean, following Friday’s magnitude 7.5 quake and the ensuing tsunami.

The number of people who suffered serious injuries and those displaced in the disaster remained unchanged at 2,549 and 70,821, respectively.

Most of the deaths occurred in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, and the nearby coastal town of Donggala, which bore the brunt of the tsunami waves up to 3 meters high.

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