- A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi on Friday morning, causing a tsunami and around 170 aftershocks. It is the most devastating earthquake to hit Indonesia since 2004.
- The area devastated by the disaster is bigger than originally thought. The tsunami wave was as high as six metres in some places.
- The death toll is currently at 832 and expected to rise sharply. 821 of the deaths occurred in the city of Palu. There are still only 11 casualties recorded in the city of Donggala, one of the worst hit areas
- Bodies are now being buried in mass graves once they have been identified.
- The city of Palu has been devastated. There is no electricity and drinking water is in short supply after the pipes were damaged. Fuel is also running low.
- A search and rescue team are working to retrieve 50 people trapped in the ruins of the Roa Roa hotel in Palu. Voices have been heard screaming from the wreck of the 8-storey building.
- Rescue operations are hindered by the lack of heavy equipment needed to shift the rubble. Most search and rescue of victims is being done by hand.
- Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has arrived in Palu and is inspecting the damage