Tens of thousands of people in Indonesia remain displaced after last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Aid groups are struggling to supply help to remote areas. Meanwhile, the search for bodies continues.
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.
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.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island is now in the thousands. The extent of damage is still unknown as remote villages remain cut off from aid due to blocked roads.
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.
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