Death Toll Hits 800 In Indonesian Quake, Expected To Rise Significantly.

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Indonesian Quake & Tsunami Death Toll Continues To Rise.

Death toll continues to rise in massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Friday. The 7.5 quake hit just minutes after a 6.9 quake. The larger jolt caused a tsunami with waves estimated at 20 feet. The picture below was taken as the wave came shore at a beach festival. The current toll is over 800 dead and thousands injured. Authorities have said that they are just getting to remote areas to search and that many buildings in downtown Palu are collapsed with people trapped in them. Many people are feared to have been washed out to sea as the waves retreated. Hundreds are still unaccounted for. ABC World News will have the latest info at 6:30 this evening.

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