832 now dead after Indonesian earthquake, tsunami

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(Worthy News) - The death toll of an Indonesian earthquake and subsequent tsunami has more than doubled to 832, officials announced Sunday.

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake's epicenter was near the city of Palu in the province of Central Sulawesi, where 821 fatalities have been confirmed. Another 11 have been confirmed dead so far in Donggala, The Jakarta Post reported.

The earthquake struck at about 6 p.m. Friday and was followed by a six-meter high tsunami. First responders have found hundreds of the dead on beaches in the area and are still trying to reach others trapped under rubble, The Guardian reported. [ Source: UPI (Read More...) ]

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