Indonesia quake: The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from rubble & toll had risen to about 1200 people. More Here;

THE bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from their landslide-swamped church in Sulawesi, officials say, as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 Indonesia quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.

โ€œA total of 34 bodies were found by the team,โ€ Indonesia Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani told AFP, adding that 86 students had initially been reported missing from a Bible camp at the Jonooge Church Training Centre.

Although the official death toll is a little over 840, Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten this morning said he understood the toll had risen to about 1200 people after speaking with the Indonesian ambassador this morning.

โ€œWe should be prepared to provide medicine and food, which is available immediately and antibiotics, because I think the recovery needs a lot of help because of the urgent problems going on now,โ€ he said.

Source: Indonesia quake: Desperate survivors loot shops as victims buried in mass graves | PerthNow