Canada sends aid as Indonesian death toll surpasses 1,400 following quake and tsunami

At least 1,407 people have died after an earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia.

The newest figure eclipses the 844 deaths originally confirmed by officials after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook the region on Friday, triggering a tsunami.

Rescuers continue to comb through the rubble, but hope of finding any remaining survivors is fading.

Aid convoys are moving into the hardest hit areas to distribute food and clean water.

Yesterday, the Canadian government announced $1.5 million in emergency assistance to support humanitarian organizations responding to the aftermath.