According Indonesian national news agency portal Antaranews.com, this latest figure was confirmed by Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) chief, F Henry Bambang Soelistyo.
“At the moment, there are 10 bodies, eight are already in Surabaya, the other two are in Pangkalan Bun,” the agency quoted him as saying at Basarnas’ headquarters in Jakarta today.
He said the two bodies in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan would be flown to Surabaya without delay.
Touching on the latest discoveries concerning the tragedy, he said several objects which were debris from the ill-fated plane were also found at the search location and that the agency was continuing search operations.
So far only one body has been identified, that of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid, from Sidoarjo, Surabaya.
AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 crashed on Dec 28 while flying 155 passengers and seven crew from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.
Those on board comprised 155 Indonesians, three South Koreans, a Singaporean, a Malaysian, a Briton and a French.