Indonesia quake: More than 5,000 people could still be missing


WPLG—More than 5,000 people could still be missing in Indonesia, following a powerful earthquake that hit the island of Sulawesi last week, officials said on Sunday. Thousands of people are believed to be missing in the towns of Baleroa and Petobo, where rivers of soil swept away entire neighborhoods in the aftermath of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami on Sept. 28. The confirmed death toll from the quake has now reached 1,763, with 265 people missing in central Sulawesi's largest city,...

Indonesia calls off its search for tsunami-quake victims with 5,000 people still missing. Officials said the ten-day search for victims of the September 28 disaster would end on Thursday afternoon. Some of the worst hit areas will remain untouched or turned into memorial parks.