Confirmed Deaths Near 2,000, Still More Likely in Indonesia
The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Oct. 8, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for and officials said search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week.
The official toll hit 1,948, mostly in the hard-hit city of Palu, said Jamaluddin, an official from the disaster task force who uses one name. He corrected the number during a news conference in Jakarta after initially saying it was 1,944. He said a navy ship had docked in the area and opened a field hospital.