2 October 2018
Rescuers were digging through debris of the collapsed seven-storey Hotel on Tuesday in Palu. 50 people were believed to be trapped in there after the hotel was brought down by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. The head of the rescue team said they suspected there were still some survivors trapped inside the rubble.
The extent of the devastation caused by an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi should become clearer on Tuesday because rescuers push into remote areas that have been out of contact for more than three days.The number of confirmed deaths stood at 844 on Tuesday and most of them in Palu, the main city in the disaster zone. Officials fear the death toll will rise into the thousands.