Indonesia disaster death toll rises as search for bodies continues

As of Wednesday morning, the death toll in the Indonesia earthquake stood at around 1, 300.

Friday’s 7.5 magnitude quake in the central region on Palu triggered a tsunami with waves of up to six meters high.

Australian journalist, James Massola has been reporting on the ground for the last few days.

On Tuesday he spent the night at a makeshift refugee camp in Palu.

I didn't have a blanket, so one of the rescue workers gave me one of the unused body bags.

James Massola is the South East Asia Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald

There are heaps of people who haven't been accounted for yet. We were on a volunteer mission with the rescue guys yesterday to look for bodies. We found two while we were out.

James Massola is the South East Asia Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald

On Tuesday, disaster relief foundation Gift of the Givers announced it would be sending the first of two teams to Indonesia on Wednesday to assist the survivors of the disaster.

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