AP Photos: Indonesia prepares for end of disaster search

In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, rescuers remove the body of an earthquake victim from the devastated village of Balaroa in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia plans to halt the search this week for victims of an earthquake and tsunami that have left more than 2,000 dead and thousands feared missing.

Authorities will hold prayers Thursday to mark the end of the search effort in neighborhoods of Sulawesi island’s Palu city where the quake caused loose soil to swallow houses and bury residents.

The announcement was made Tuesday as the death toll from the Sept. 28 disasters officially climbed past 2,000.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok.

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