Warning lifted after 34 minutes, with agency saying it had no data at the town of Palu, where hundreds died

Indonesia’s geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after issuing it following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the north-eastern coast of Sulawesi island.

The 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami, which hit the city of Palu, about 1,500km (940 miles) from Jakarta and further along the coastline, has killed at least 420 people. Officials said on Saturday the death toll was likely to rise significantly.

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