Nearly 400 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi island.

The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu.

The agency has warned the number was likely to rise as rescue efforts continued on Saturday.

In the city – home to around 350,000 people – partially covered bodies lay on the ground near the shore, the day after tsunami waves triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake came ashore.

The disaster agency  said there were concerns about the whereabouts of hundreds of people preparing for a beach festival due to start Friday evening in Palu.

Tsunami dragged cars, logs, house and  hit everything on land.

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