Indonesia death toll reaches 1,200, officials say


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Trump remarked that he had dispatched quick reaction troops to help Indonesia deal with what he termed the worst natural disaster, The Washington Post quoted him as saying.

A particular horror in several areas in and around Palu was liquefaction, which happens when soil shaken by an quake behaves like a liquid.

A shallow but moderate 5.9 quake struck early this morning, around 40 kilometres off Sumba, an island of some 750,000 people.

As of now, the official death toll is 844 people.

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi was impacted by a monstrous quake and tsunami on Friday, Sept. 28.

Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the small city of Palu, 930 miles northeast of Jakarta, according to Reuters.

Widodo also agreed to accept worldwide help for disaster response and relief, officials said.

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Meanwhile, two earthquakes have struck in quick succession off the southern coast of Indonesia's Sumba island this morning.

"The evacuees are now taking shelter in 109 places in the province". In addition, 48,025 have been displaced in Palu, though the agency has yet to determine the numbers for Donggala, Parigi Moutong and Sigi. To ensure relief funds in the state of emergency, an amount of $37.6 million has been set aside.

Hundreds of people were lined up for fuel at gas stations across Palu, with waiting cars snarling traffic. However, the people who survived in Palu are waiting for help to arrive.

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Similar images have emerged from a number of Palu neighborhoods, including Petobo.

As many as 6,399 personnel are involved in the search and rescue operation, comprising 3,169 soldiers, 2,033 police personnel, 111 volunteers and 1,086 personnel from the ministries and government institutions, said Sutopo.

Their focus is now on towns and villages that have so far not been reached by rescue workers, including in the region of Donggala near the earthquake's epicenter.

"The situation in the affected areas is nightmarish", Jan Gelfand, head of an International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies office in Jakarta, said in a statement. For now, many people are having to sleep on the street with limited access to food or vital medications, the BBC reports.