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Watch Indonesia's deadly tsunami sweep away entire houses in seconds

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake triggered a 10-foot-tall tsunami off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Friday morning, killing at least 384 people and injuring hundreds more. Shocking footage of the moment the wave slammed into the beach in the city of Palu shows entire houses being swept away in a matter of seconds:

Electricity and communications are down in many areas, and the international airport is closed, making rescue efforts difficult, particularly in more rural regions. "It is not just the people in the large urban areas," said Jan Gelfand of the International Red Cross in Indonesia. "There are a lot of people also living in remote communities who are hard to reach." Additional aftershocks are possible.