Death toll in Indonesia quake reach 1.200

Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, the United Nations says, among them thousands of children. 

Death toll in Indonesia quake reach 1.200

More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos.

There were reports of officers firing warning shots and tear gas to ward off people ransacking shops in Palu, a coastal city ravaged by a 7.5-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned.

Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured.

Source: www.worldbulletin.net

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