Death toll from Indonesian quake, tsunami rises to 832: agency

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday.

Residents carry a victim after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on 29 September 2018. Picture: AFP.

JAKARTA - The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi rose to 832 on Sunday, the national disaster mitigation agency said, adding it assessed the affected area to be bigger than initially thought.

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference.