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Tsunami death toll tops 1,400 in Indonesia as volcano erupts on Sulawesi

Tsunami death toll tops 1,400 in Indonesia as volcano erupts on Sulawesi

Tsunami death toll tops 1,400 in Indonesia as volcano erupts on Sulawesi

Jakarta, October 3 (RHC)-- In Indonesia, the death toll from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami continues to rise, with the official toll now topping 1,400.  An Indonesian government spokesperson said rescue efforts continue as the risk of hunger, disease and a lack of basic necessities pose new challenges.

Meanwhile, a volcano on the island of Sulawesi, where Friday’s earthquake and tsunami occurred, has erupted, spewing volcanic ash into the air and further complicating rescue efforts. 

Scientists are now warning that rising sea levels due to climate change will make future tsunamis like last week’s disaster even more destructive.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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