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The death toll from Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami jumped to more than a thousand on Tuesday, as the scale of the devastation came into focus. Authorities dug a mass grave for victims on Sulawesi Island. They said most had yet to be identified. For survivors, resources are running thin. Reuters Kanupriya Kapoor is on the ground Sulawesi.
>> There are a lot of shortages of basic supplies like fuel, and food, and water. And that is causing a lot of people, a lot of the survivors of this disaster to get a little bit desperate. And there have been reports of looting. So now we're seeing armed police guarding things like banks and gas stations in the city.
>> Entire districts have been silent since the twin disaster. On Monday, President Joko Widodo ordered more police and soldiers to keep up the search for victims. Access has been hard for aid efforts with broken roads, landslides, and downed bridges. And in some areas the quake caused liquefaction, where solid ground became fluid.
At least one neighborhood appears to have been completely wiped of all signs of life by the shifting dirt.>> So we're at a hotel where about 50 people are believed to be trapped inside. Authorities have been working on this since Friday, but some of the heavy machinery has only arrived on Monday about 24 hours ago because a lot of the land access to Palau which is one of the worst hit cities has been blocked.
>> A paragliding team who were in town for a competition are still searching for their teammates.>> We remain optimistic that they're alive even though scientifically speaking by this time after such an event the body's ability to endure is minimal.>> Those who did escape now face an uncertain future.
Thousands throng to the island's badly damaged airport in hope of catching one of the few military aircraft that have been evacuating residents. A Navy vessel capable of taking up to 1,000 people is also due to be deployed. But for most of the 60,000 who are now believed to be homeless, they're stuck in open air camps with nowhere to go.