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Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Five days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian town of Palu, images are emerging which show the true scale of the devastation.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

This used to be a town - many people were on this beach preparing for a festival when the wave hit, about half-an-hour after the earthquake.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

These people were picking through the debris to find anything that might be salvaged to make lives a little bit easier.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

When you've lost everything, even basic items like plastic sheets or kitchenware can make the difference. Though finding them can be a dangerous task.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

A satellite view of the town shows just how vulnerable it was to a tsunami. The waves built up speed and height as they powered down the narrow bay
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

This hillside has suffered from a process called liquefaction, when soil and sediment lose any substance and start behaving essentially like liquid.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

More than 840 people are confirmed dead, too many for individual funerals. So many are being buried in mass graves.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Many more people are feared buried under debris - BBC teams in Palu said the smell of dead bodies is hanging in the air.
Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

Indonesia tsunami: Images of debris and survival

The airport is operating and a lucky few, along with the injured, are boarding military planes to safety.
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