Indonesia's Petobo village has been completely destroyed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday. Footage from Red Cross shows how the village was sucked into the earth by soil liquefaction.
Authorities have said they will soon call off the search for the over 5,000 still missing. At the same time, pupils and teachers have returned to school in the hard-hit town of Palu.
Indonesian officials have indicated that many more people may have died in a quake disaster than the current toll, with 5,000 still unaccounted for. Authorities say the search for bodies will end October 11.
Indonesia must make technical improvements to its early warning system for tsunamis. However, it ultimately falls to the authorities to better prepare the country for natural disasters, DW's Hendra Pasuhuk writes.
Authorities expect the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami to rise dramatically amid shortages of medicine and rescue equipment. They have also announced that at least 1,200 inmates have escaped from local prisons.
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