Tsunami kills at least 384
AROUND THE WORLD
AT LEAST 384 people have been killed after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people died in the hard-hit city of Palu alone, Indonesian TV reported. Earlier, he said the fate of “tens to hundreds” of people involved in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck was unknown.
The 10ft (3m) tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and smashed into two cities and several settlements at dusk on Friday.
Palu, which has a population of more than 380,000, was strewn with debris.The city is built around a narrow bay which apparently magnified the force of the tsunami water.