The official death toll has been raised to 2,073. No one knows how many people have yet to be found in the worst-hit coastal city of Palu, but it could be as many as 5,000, the disaster agency says.
About 70,000 people have been displaced by the earthquake-tsunami double disaster that shook the city of Palu on September 28.
An earthquake and tsunami double disaster on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has killed nearly 2,000 people but thousands more are believed unaccounted for.
The national disaster agency says operation to search for the bodies of victims in quake-tsunami zones will stop on Thursday (October 11) as death toll climbs to 1,763. As many as 5,000 people are believed missing.
Eight days after a quake-tsunami disaster erased parts of Palu on Sulawesi island killing 1,649 people, authorities issue fresh public health warning as more decaying corpses are unearthed from beneath the ruined city.
The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise.
Rescue operations continue on Sulawesi island in Indonesia a week after a devastating earthquake and tsunami last Friday. The death toll is now above 1,500, but that could rise as central areas of the hard-hit island have not yet been reached.
The death toll of at least 1,347 is certain to rise, officials say, as rescuers reach devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres.
Quake and tsunami-hit Indonesia starts burying its dead and asks for international help after Friday's disaster left over 800 people dead and displaced tens of thousands.
Volunteers bury bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people, after the country's Sulawesi island was hit by tsunami and earthquake, killing at least 844 and displacing over 48,000 people.
Many people reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, officials say.
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