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48 killed, 350 hurt as earthquakes, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the second quake at a strong 7.5, after first saying it was 7.7

Reuters  |  Jakarta 

Many bodies were found on Saturday along the shoreline of the Indonesian city of Palu on Sulawesi island which was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to 48 people and hundreds unaccounted for, authorities said. Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning after waves up to three metres (9.8 feet) high swept through the scenic tourist town, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on land. "Many bodies were found along the shoreline because of the tsunami, but the numbers are still unknown," said Sutopo Purwo ...

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First Published: Sat, September 29 2018. 11:17 IST
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