At least 384 people are dead in Indonesia after a tsunami struck the central island of Sulawesi on Friday evening. The wave struck around sundown and reportedly washed away whole buildings. It was the result of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that also damaged nearby towns, according to The Associated Press.
The tsunami struck hardest in Palu, a city of just over 330,000, where “tens to hundreds” of Indonesians were gathered for a beach festival when the quake hit, the AP reports.
Video of the wave’s strike shows panicked civilians running for cover as a wave around three meters high crashes through buildings.
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