Indonesia earthquake: Over 800 left dead after 7.5 magnitude quake strikes archipelago nation [Photos]

Mass graves were being readied for victims in Indonesia in a desperate attempt to stave off disease.

FP Staff October 01, 2018 12:14:27 IST
The 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia on Friday, toppling buildings and sending walls of seawater crashing into the city of Palu. An aerial view of part of the city after the disaster. Reuters
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The 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia on Friday, toppling buildings and sending walls of seawater crashing into the city of Palu. An aerial view of part of the city after the disaster. Reuters
Rescuers were scrambling on Sunday to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings. They raced against the clock and a lack of equipment to save those still trapped in the rubble. PTI
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Rescuers were scrambling on Sunday to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings. They raced against the clock and a lack of equipment to save those still trapped in the rubble. PTI
Mass graves were being readied for  victims of the disaster in a desperate attempt to stave off disease. The authorities said that the death toll is expected to rise further. AP
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Mass graves were being readied for  victims of the disaster in a desperate attempt to stave off disease. The authorities said that the death toll is expected to rise further. AP
People survey the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu. Desperate survivors turned to looting shops for basics like food, water and fuel as the police looked on. The government promised it would reimburse owners. PTI
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People survey the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu. Desperate survivors turned to looting shops for basics like food, water and fuel as the police looked on. The government promised it would reimburse owners. PTI
Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the region on Sunday afternoon and urged a "day and night" effort to save those who can be saved. He also authorised the opening of doors to dozens of international aid agencies and NGOs lined up to provide live-saving assistance. AP
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the region on Sunday afternoon and urged a "day and night" effort to save those who can be saved. He also authorised the opening of doors to dozens of international aid agencies and NGOs lined up to provide live-saving assistance. AP
A double-arched yellow bridge collapsed, and its ribs twisted as cars bobbed in the water below. Satellite imagery provided by regional relief teams showed severe damage at some of the area's major ports, with large ships tossed on land, quays and bridges trashed and shipping containers thrown around. AP
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A double-arched yellow bridge collapsed, and its ribs twisted as cars bobbed in the water below. Satellite imagery provided by regional relief teams showed severe damage at some of the area's major ports, with large ships tossed on land, quays and bridges trashed and shipping containers thrown around. AP
Several large coastal towns remained cut off by damaged roads and downed communication lines. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said the final death toll in the north of Sulawesi island could be in the "thousands" since many regions have still not been reached. PTI
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Several large coastal towns remained cut off by damaged roads and downed communication lines. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said the final death toll in the north of Sulawesi island could be in the "thousands" since many regions have still not been reached. PTI