Indonesia earthquake, tsunami toll climbs to 1,424


Palu, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities on Thursday raised to 1,424 the death toll from the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the island of Sulawesi last week.

During a televised press conference in Jakarta, National Agency for Disaster Management spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that at least 113 people were still missing.

The death toll rose by 17 compared to Wednesday`s count, while the number of injured rose to 2,549 with more than 70,000 displaced people, Efe news reported.

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