Indonesia tsunami: death toll expected to rise as rescuers try to reach Donggala - live

1.50am BST 01:50

Indonesian rescuers try to free a 15-year-old earthquake survivor, Nurul Istikhomah from the flooded ruins of a collapsed house in Palu
Indonesian rescuers try to free a 15-year-old earthquake survivor, Nurul Istikhomah from the flooded ruins of a collapsed house in Palu Photograph: Arimacs Wilander/EPA
An overview of an earthquake devastated residential area in Palu
An overview of an earthquake devastated residential area in Palu Photograph: Arimacs Wilander/EPA
Family members carry the body of a relative to the compounds of a police hospital in Palu
Family members carry the body of a relative to the compounds of a police hospital in Palu Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesian President Joko Widodo looks at the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo looks at the damage following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu) Photograph: Agus Suparto/AP

1.44am BST 01:44

The efforts to find survivors among the wreckage of buildings has been slow work, with teams lacking heavy machinery needed to move the rubble. Most rescue teams were working by hand.

Sutopo said the disaster agency rescue teams working on Sunday had pulled 13 bodies and two survivors from the wreckage of Palu city’s malls and hotels.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN)

Basarnas temukan 13 korban MD dan 2 selamat di Kota Palu (30/9/2018):
- tim 1 di Mall Ramayana : 1 MD
- tim 2 : Resto Dunia Baru : 1 S
- tim 3 : Balaroa : nihil
- tim 4 : Hotel Roa Roa : 1 MD & 1 S
- tim 5 : Pantai Talise : 8 MD
- tim 6&7 : Petobo : 3 MD
- tim 8 H.Mercure : 1 MD pic.twitter.com/Zsb2wX1D58

1.32am BST 01:32

The death toll from the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday currently stands at 832, but is expected to rise sharply again today.

Rescue teams were still attempting to reach some of the worst hit areas, such as Donggala, yesterday and so the full extent of the devastation in unknown. In the city of Palu, where rescue efforts were focused on Sunday, efforts began to identify the hundreds of bodies, many which had been collected from along the beaches, and would be temporarily buried in mass graves.

Read our latest story here.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the disaster agency (BNBP), will once again address journalists at a press conference at 1pm Jakarta time with an update on the growing death toll and rescue efforts. Stay tuned for updates.

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