48 dead, hundreds injured in Indonesian earthquake, tsunami


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A strong earthquake has hit Indonesia’s central coastline in Sulawesi triggering a 10 foot tsunami on Friday night, the Associated Press reported.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit beaches in the cities of Palu and Donggala, as per the officials.

Thousands of buildings either collapsed or were swept away by water in Palu City, leaving scores trapped in the debris, sleeping outdoors or severely wounded, reported the CNN.

At least 48 people have died since Friday and authorities are warning that the death toll may substantially rise in the coming days, Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho was quoted by the CNN.

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