Indonesia tsunami and quake deaths rise to 1,234

By | October 2, 2018

The number of people who have died from the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,234, officials say.

On Monday the number of deaths was about 840, the Indonesian disaster agency said.

The actual number could be in the thousands but many areas hit have been cut off and emergency services are struggling to get to them.

Bodies are gradually being found trapped under rubble as the days go on, including 34 students’ bodies found beneath a destroyed church on Monday.

After a 90-minute trek through mud, rescuers recovered the bodies from a Bible camp in mountainous Sigi Biromaru district.

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Indonesian authorities are struggling to provide shelter, food and water to survivors who have lost everything.

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