The number of victims of a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi continues to increase. The number of casualties currently exceeds 1200, reports “The Straits Times”.
According to the newspaper, rescuers believe that a catastrophe could lead to more victims as they began to receive data from the Dungal region, where an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 was detected.
On Friday morning, an earthquake measuring 6.1 occurred on the coast of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi near the city of Palla.
Later in the same region, a powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurred, followed by shocks.
The earthquake caused a powerful tsunami in the city of Pala.