IN PHOTOS: Death and destruction in Sulawesi
IN PHOTOS: Death and destruction in Sulawesi


The powerful Indonesia earthquake-tsunami killed more than 800 people

MANILA, Philippines – A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, September 28, triggering a tsunami which swept across coastal city of Palu.

The tsunami levelled buildings and wiped out homes. On Sunday, the national disaster agency put the official death toll at 832. This death toll was expected to rise further.

Here’s a look at the death and destruction caused by the quake-tsunami as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread:

VICTIM. Residents carry a victim after after the earthquake-tsunami in Palu. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP
SEARCHING. Residents look at covered up bodies recovered in Palu. Photo by Ola Gondronk/AFP
CASUALTY. A man carries the body of a child in Palu after the tsunami. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP
AFTERMATH. A man walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, Photo by Adek Berry/AFP
ALIVE, BUT. An injured woman rests at a makeshift hospital in Palu. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP
WIDESPREAD. People loot a convenience store in Palu, in Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018 Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP
WAITING. Earthquake-affected people wait for an evacuation flight by the Indonesian military at the airport in Palu. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP
RISING DEATH TOLL. People attempt to identify the bodies of their relatives at the compounds of a police hospital in Palu on September 30, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

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