More than 2,700 people were rescued after the powerful earthquake struck Indonesia’s eastern coast on Friday, officials said, the deadliest disaster since the tsunami in March 2010.
The death toll is expected to rise as the search and rescue effort continues for more survivors and bodies.
The disaster is Indonesia’s worst since the devastating 2010 tsunami in which nearly 1,100 people died and thousands more were displaced.
It was triggered by a powerful quake off the Indonesian coast.
More than 3,000 people were also injured in the tsunami and the quake, which occurred about 120 miles off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
The quake struck near the town of Ustiksi in the central Java province, and was centered at a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers), according to the U.N. World Health Organization.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude-9.4 quake in the area about 120 minutes after the quake.
More to come.