Children attend a class at a camp for displaced people following the earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and to help gather data on how many of them will be coming back 10 days after a major earthquake and tsunami hit their city.The 7.5 magnitude quake on Sept. 28 brought down many buildings in the small city on Sulawesi island, 1,500 km (30 miles) northeast of Jakarta, while tsunami waves smashed into its beachfront.At the SMP Negeri 15 Palu middle school, fewer than 50 of its 697 students showed up.School principal Abdul Rashid said he was aware of four students killed in the quake.In 2004, a quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean that killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.
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