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In this way we can (not safely or fairly) assume that the death toll is estimated from the ground to be about 300 000 .
At the 2010 census Palu had a population of around 336,300, not including those living in neighbouring regencies. On September 28, 2018,
The source being ndtv
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesmanSutopo Purwo Nugroho said communications had been cut both in the city of Palu, a sleepy but growing tourist resort, andthe nearby fishing town of Donggala, closest to the epicentre of the quake 80 km (50 miles) away.
More than 1,000 people have died, but the final figure could be much higher, say officials. As scientists explained to the BBC, a combination of geography, timing and inadequate warnings meant that what happened in Palu was a worst case scenario.