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Sa’adon Lawira holds his grandson’s cat whose cry helped him finding his body which was buried under the rubble of the family’s house in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Home to hundreds of families, the neighborhood was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after the earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu, this devastated neighborhood has received no government help and anger is simmering among its residents. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Sa’adon Lawira holds his grandson’s cat whose meow helped him finding his body, which was buried under the rubble of the family’s house in the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Central Sulawesi, on 2 October. (PHOTO: Associated Press)

PHOTOS: Death toll from Indonesia quake-tsunami rises over 1,200

Amid the search for survivors of the earthquakes and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last Friday (29 September), more images of have emerged of the devastation caused by the natural disasters.

As of Tuesday, local officials have placed the death toll at more than 1,200, with the figure expected to rise sharply in the coming days. Most of the victims were from the Palu city, while some other affected areas have been cut off from rescue efforts.

The same day, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced that the Singapore Armed Forces will be delivering humanitarian supplies to the affected areas while assisting in disaster relief efforts.

Two Singapore Civil Defence Force officers will also be participating in a joint 10-day mission to Central Sulawesi, while the Singapore government will also be contributing US$100,000 (S$138,000) to help kick off the fund-raising effort by the Singapore Red Cross.

Those interested in making donations to the disaster relief efforts can turn to the Mercy Relief and Singapore Red Cross fund-raising micro-sites.