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.

“A total of 34 bodies were found by the team,” 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.

“We 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,” he said.

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