Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The death toll of the Fridays Donggala-Palu earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,203, the Team of Quick Action (ACT) said here on Monday.
"Death victims reached 1,203 in a number of spots. The largest was in Petobo, which was swept and leveled to the ground by the tsunami," Vice President of ACT Insan Nurrohman said here on Monday.
There were 700 bodies in Kelurahan Petobo, 10 at Wirabuana Hospital, 201 at Undata Hospital, 50 in Mesjid Raya Mosque, 161 at Bhayangkara Hospital, 35 at the Tawaeli sub-district, 2 in the village of Kayumalue Pajeko, 5 in the village of Kawatuna, 7 Pos Pol PP, 32 at the Madani hospital.
Insan said the death toll is feared to increase as there were still many missing including 61 foreign nationals, and 540 seriously injured being treated at a number of hospitals.
He said 16,732 people were in evacuation camps in 123 locations in the city of Palu, districts of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong.
"Communications and electricity were cut off that reports of the impact of the earthquake and tsunami could not immediately sent out from Palu and Donggala, " Insan said, adding ACT kept coordination with the authorities in taking data of the victims.
Source: ANTARA News