The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise..
Television footage showed personnel loading boxes of food into trucks that will be delivered to outlying areas, where many evacuees are still complaining that aid has been slow to arrive.
Indonesian soldiers unloading supplies brought in by the New Zealanders.
But the biggest killer was probably soil liquefaction, which happens when a powerful quake turns the ground into a liquid mire and which obliterated several Palu neighbourhoods.
The neighbourhood of Petobo, in the south of the city of Palu, where his sister, Husnul Hidayat, lived with her daughter, Aisah, was wiped out.
"Most of the bodies we have found are not intact, and that poses a danger for the rescuers".
Worshippers knelt to pray on red carpets put down outside the mosque as the building is unsafe due to quake damage.
His wife and two daughters have swept away in the tsunami that hit Palu's seafront after the natural disaster.
Muhlis, whose uncle was still missing in Balaroa, said the missing and dead should be honoured respectfully. Figures for more remote areas are trickling in but they seem to have suffered fewer deaths than the city.
Bodies were still being removed from the other worst affected areas, such as the village of Petobo - about 7 km southeast of Palu - and Balaroa, where NGO workers estimated that over 1,000 people could still be buried.
Balaroa was one of the areas hardest hit by the September 28 magnitude 7.5 quake, which threw homes in the neighborhood tens of meters and left cars upright or perched on eruptions of concrete and asphalt.
"So many are gone", he said, reeling off a list of his missing relatives including a sister, an aunt and cousins. "I can't even count how many. These two brothers were hugging each other".
Homes were sucked into the earth, torn apart and shunted hundreds of metres by the churning mud.
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"The search for the victim is expected to be completed on Thursday", Sutopo told Xinhua.
"We're Muslim. We need a proper burial, in the Islamic way", said Ikaya.
Sick of waiting for help, villagers themselves have been searching, Hasnah said. "You can see a foot sticking out, but there's no one here to dig them out".
As the sun set, a mass prayer ceremony was held by Palu's seafront that was scoured by the tsunami.
Among them was 39-year-old Rudy Rahman, who said the bodies of his 18- and 16-year-old sons had been found.
The first signs of recovery are evident in Palu. "After that, we started ransacking the stores and the shops".
The Aid or access is still an obstacle to reach the stricken communities on Indonesian island of Sulawesi, UN aid agencies said on Friday.
About 100 Indonesian marines have landed at the airport and 200 more are on their way to help in rescue efforts. "It's a long-term job, but after that, they'll come with the heavy machinery", Allibert told Reuters.
Rescue workers are pushing into outlying districts cut off for days.
PALU, Indonesia- Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia's quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu.
Sulawesi is one of Indonesia's five main islands. Almost a week after a magnitude 7.5 quake spawned a deadly tsunami on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, countless people have yet to find their loved ones _ both survivors and the dead.