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1,000 earthquake and tsunami victims still missing in Indonesia

About 1,000 people are still missing in three areas after the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, Sky News has learned.

The number of those still unaccounted for is an estimate by the national disaster agency and is made up of those believed to be missing from the areas of Petobo, Balaroa and Sigi.

A spokesman said that most victims in Petobo are in flattened homes buried under at least three metres of mud that has now solidified.

It comes as the number of dead rose to 1,424.

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