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Earthquake Death Toll Rises

The Death Toll Rises in Indonesia.

The death toll from Indonesia's massive earthquake will likely double as officials on Saturday reached rural communities wiped out  by landslides that buried more than 600 people under mountains of mud. Most of them guests at a wedding celebration.

According to the Associated Press the number of fatalities in the disaster will jump to more than 1,300 if all these people are confirmed dead.

The government's death toll on Saturday held steady at 715, most reported in the region's badly hit capitol of 900,000, Padang, where aid efforts are concentrated.

Wednesday's  quake orginated in the same faultline that birthed the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen nations.

More tonight on the FOX19 Ten o'Clock News with Regina Russo

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