The death toll in Indonesia has climbed above 1400

Volcano erupts on same island

The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Agency, said the official death toll stood at 1,407 on today with thousands injured and more than 70,000 displaced from their homes.The bodies of 34 students were found in a destroyed church which was hit by a landslide during a bible camp in the mountainous Sigi Biromaru region.

The Indonesian government has begun mass burials for victims – most found in the city of Palu. 


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