Death toll from Indonesia quake and tsunami now 1,234

1,200 convicts escape Indonesian prisons in quake-tsunami zone

At this time, the death toll is expected to continue to grow as rescuers reach areas that were previously cut off by rubble.

An Indonesian city has started burying its dead from the disaster - triggered by a magnitude 7.5 quake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

"We suspect there are still some survivors trapped inside", the head of one rescue team, Agus Haryono, told Reuters at the collapsed 7-storey Hotel Roa Roa.

Nearly 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, the United Nations says, among them thousands of children. The report further added that authorities had started to bury many of them in mass graves to prevent the spread of disease.

Commercial airlines have struggled to restore operations at Palu's quake-damaged airport but military aircraft took some survivors out on Monday, while about 3,000 people thronged the airport hoping for any flight out.

Meanwhile, an Indonesian man has been praised by social media users after a video shows him frantically pointing out at sea and shouting "Tsunami".

"We have not eaten for three days", one woman said.

Ridwan Sobri, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Red Cross, told the BBC: "The mud conditions in that area are awful, we have to walk about one-and-a-half hours to reach [the mudslide area], that makes it very hard". "There are a lot of offers from other countries to help the disaster in Palu, of course, we appreciate the requests", he said, citing the need to keep up good bilateral relations with many countries.

Search and rescue workers evacuate an quake and tsunami survivor trapped in a collapsed restaurant, in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. "We don't know for sure what is the impact", said the disaster management agency spokesperson.

The European Union, the USA and China are among more than 10 countries who have offered assistance. Some of them descended on gas stations to pump out fuel by hand for their generators.

According to Fox News, Aritonang said, 545 bodies would be brought from one hospital to the grave.

On Monday, teams of workers, their mouths covered by masks, carried 18 bodies to the trench as a backhoe waited to push soil on top of the dead.

Nugroho said 114 foreigners were in Palu and nearby Donggala during the disaster.

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