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Body bags are left in the streets as rescue workers struggle to reach all the dead. Indonesians are warned the death toll from the tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi could rise into the thousands, with no word yet from a city of 300,000 people.

Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla warned it could rise into the thousands.

Mr Kalla issued the warning on Saturday afternoon local time, pointing out there was “no word” yet from a city of 300,000 people.

Echoing the concern, the Red Cross said the lack of communication with the city of Donggala was “extremely worrying”.

“We’re now getting limited communications about the destruction in Palu city, but we have heard nothing from Donggala and this is extremely worrying,” a statement from the organisation said.

More than 600,000 people live in Donggala and Palu.

The Red Cross said its staff and volunteers were heading to the affected areas.

“This is already a tragedy, but it could get much worse,” it said.

Source: Indonesian tsunami: Death toll passes 400, Vice President warns it could rise into the thousands – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)