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Death Toll From Indonesian Earthquake, Tsunami Climbs Over 800

New York Times: Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Climbs Above 800
“…[On Friday,] twin natural disasters — a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that unleashed an 18-foot wave — turned parts of [Indonesia’s] Palu and the surrounding strip of coastline into a graveyard. As of Sunday evening, national disaster mitigation officials said that at least 832 people had been confirmed killed…” (Beech et al., 9/30).

Wall Street Journal: Scramble to Rescue Survivors of Indonesia Quake and Tsunami as Death Toll Rises
“…Aid workers in Palu, a city of 380,000, scrambled Sunday to free people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings…” (Sentana/Otto, 9/30).

Washington Post: ‘There’s a smell of dead bodies’: Toll climbs in Indonesia as desperate relatives try to reach disaster area
“…Three days after the disaster, thousands remained homeless, in desperate need of everything from medicine and blankets to food and water. Hundreds were still unable to reach their loved ones, as bodies piled up at government offices and officials rushed to bury them for fear of disease…” (McLaughlin et al., 10/1).

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