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In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region. The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise. Some 540 people have been badly injured, it added.

In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
A man looks for his belongings amid the debris of his destroyed house in Palu in Central Sulawesi on September 29, 2018, after a strong earthquake and tsunami struck the area.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
An injured woman rests at a makeshift hospital after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
Residents salvage belongings after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
Medical team members help patients outside a hospital after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
Residents trying to salvage belongings from their homes which collapsed after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
Residents gather to look at a collapsed building after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
This picture taken on September 29, 2018 shows one of the bridges that collapsed after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has reached 420, state media said on Spetember 30, 2018, as rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region and survivors helped to retrieve the remains of those killed.
In pictures: Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami
People view the damage to a beach hit by a tsunami in Palu in Central Sulawesi on September 29, 2018, after a strong earthquake and tsunami struck the area.