Indonesia Tsunami: Death toll nears 1000

The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami which battered Indonesia has risen to 844, with this number expected to soar as aid workers struggle to reach the worst hit areas.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit on Friday before three-metre high waves to crash into the island of Sulawesi.

There have been more than 150 aftershocks since the initial quake.


Emergency and aid workers have struggled to provide assistance to the thousands of people who have been left stranded.

More than 48,000 people have been forced to leave their homes with electricity down across the country.

The Morrison Government says it’s ready to assist the country.