Indonesia earthquake death toll could reach 5,000 as officials count missing

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The official death toll is 1,944 but this number could triple as authorities lose hope of finding survivors

About 5,000 people are still missing, feared death, after an earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi just over a week ago.

The official death toll stands at 1,944 but officials believe that when casualties from two of the hardest-hit areas of Palu – Balaroa and Petobo – are determined, that number could almost triple.

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