Many killed in Indonesia (Image courtesy AFP

The death toll in Friday’s Indonesia earthquake and tsunami has risen to more than 1,200, the country’s disaster response agency has said.

The number of deaths jumped on Tuesday from a previous confirmed figure of 844.

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The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu.

People there are growing increasingly desperate for food, fuel and water.

Humanitarian relief convoys entering the city are now being escorted by soldiers and police.

And there are fears some survivors may still be trapped under the rubble of buildings.