Days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, residents and rescuers are still trying to cope with the humanitarian crisis.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a man sits in the shade of a sheet of a corrugated tin surrounded by earthquake debris in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The official death toll increased Wednesday to 1,407, with thousands injured and more than 70,000 displaced from their homes.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, an Indonesian rescue team carries the body of a victim following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a police K9 unit continues to search for victims in the wreckage following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the twin disasters. One neighborhood’s residents clapped, cheered and high-fived in their excitement at seeing a stopped truck laden with supplies.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a boy looks out from his house window damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a child recovers after his left hand was amputated after being injured in the massive earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The U.N. humanitarian office said “needs are vast,” with people urgently requiring shelter, clean water, food, fuel and emergency medical care.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a man carries a sack containing food scavenged from an abandoned warehouse damaged in an earthquake and tsunami-affected area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, rescue teams recover bodies from the earthquake-damaged Roa-Roa Hotel in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, men dig through sodden piles of food inside an abandoned warehouse following an earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, talks to media after visiting the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Roa-Roa Hotel. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Source: The Associated Press

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