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Indonesian Tsunami: Death Toll Hits 1,200; Survivors Desperate For Aid

Relief agencies are having trouble reaching stricken areas, setting off looting of stores and aid supplies. The death toll from the tsunami and quake could rise further, officials warn.
A bridge was wrecked at the city of Palu, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Source: Athit Perawongmetha

Emergency crews are still trying to find victims of an earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, killing at least 1,200 people, according to local media citing government officials.

The death toll could rise even higher, officials warn, as workers clear debris, rubble and vehicles that were swept away by a massive wave of seawater on Friday.

The tsunami was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck

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