Indonesia’s disaster agency says death toll in Sulawesi earthquake reaches to 2,010

Last Updated: Oct 10 2018 19:58

Indonesia's Disaster Agency said that the death toll from the Sulawesi island earthquake and tsunami has climbed past 2,000.

On Tuesday, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that the toll had climbed to 2,010.

Nugroho also said the search for thousands of victims feared buried in mud and rubble in the three hardest-hit neighbourhoods of Palu city will be halted Thursday, nearly two weeks after the September 28 disaster.

He said that the authorities will hold prayers to mark the end of the search in the Petobo, Balaroa and Jono Oge areas, where the earthquake caused loose soil to liquefy, swallowing houses and burying the occupants with them.