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More Than 800 Indonesians Have Died From This Tsunami. The Photos Of Its Destruction Are Awful.

This is what a 10-foot tsunami and a 7.5-magnitude earthquake did to Indonesia. WARNING: This post contains graphic images.

Posted on September 30, 2018, at 4:43 p.m. ET

On Friday, a 10-foot tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. So far, officials say that at least 832 people have died, a toll that could rise as more victims are discovered.

“The condition there is still a lot of bodies that have not been identified,” a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said. “The number of victims affected by the rubble is still a lot, it causes the number of victims to continue to grow.”

These devastating photos show the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami: buildings reduced to rubble, people crying for lost loved ones, survivors sorting through the wreckage of their destroyed homes to gather what might be left, and medical personnel helping those injured in a makeshift hospital.

What was a hotel in the city of Palu.
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What was a hotel in the city of Palu.

Rescuers save a food vendor, Ida, from a destroyed restaurant.
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Rescuers save a food vendor, Ida, from a destroyed restaurant.

Members of a medical team assist patients outside a hospital.
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Members of a medical team assist patients outside a hospital.

People wait for evacuation by military aircraft at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu.
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People wait for evacuation by military aircraft at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu.

A man, who was injured, being evacuated on a military aircraft.
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A man, who was injured, being evacuated on a military aircraft.

A woman cries as she’s waiting to be evacuated.
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A woman cries as she’s waiting to be evacuated.

The Baiturrahman Mosque.
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The Baiturrahman Mosque.

People try to save possessions from destroyed homes.
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People try to save possessions from destroyed homes.

A man searches his home.
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A man searches his home.

A woman at a provisional hospital.
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A woman at a provisional hospital.

People collect their possessions.
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People collect their possessions.

People look on at bodies covered by tarp.
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People look on at bodies covered by tarp.

Cars, smashed by rubble.
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Cars, smashed by rubble.

A man looks for victims amid what was once a hotel.
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A man looks for victims amid what was once a hotel.

Rescuers carry another body to a police hospital.
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Rescuers carry another body to a police hospital.

A hand covered in rubble is seen through a body bag at a police hospital.
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A hand covered in rubble is seen through a body bag at a police hospital.

The Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu.
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The Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu.

A relative of a victim weeps.
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A relative of a victim weeps.

A shopping mall.
Antara Foto / Reuters

A shopping mall.

A man walks through wreckage.
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A man walks through wreckage.

Outside the Bhayangkara Hospital, people look at victims.
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Outside the Bhayangkara Hospital, people look at victims.

A man takes a photo of a ruined vehicle.
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A man takes a photo of a ruined vehicle.

Outside a hospital, medical team members try to help patients.
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Outside a hospital, medical team members try to help patients.




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