2 October 2018
Tens of thousands were left homeless as Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get help into the quake-hit Sulawesi island. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the small city of Palu.
Of particular concern is Donggala, and two other districts, where communication had been cut off. The confirmed death toll of 844 was certain to rise as rescuers reached devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six meters.