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91 dead as earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, leaves thousands injured



91 dead as earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, leaves thousands injured

91 dead & injured and shaking neighboring Bali, as Authority said on Monday that rescuers still had not reached some areas and the death toll could climb.


This is the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening’s magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside.

Damage was massive in the north of Lombok , according to the National Disaster mitigation Agency spokeperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

In some areas still had not been reached, with the rescuers hampered by collapsed bridge, electricity blackouts and damaged roads blocked with debris.

He also added, the death toll had risen to 91 and more the 200 people were seriously injured. Thousand of homes and building were damaged.

Earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richer scale hit Indonesia’s Lombok , Island on Sunday.

Head of the Disaster Mitigation Agency in the West Busa Tenggara province which include Lombok and neighboring island but not Bali, told Reuters 32 people were confirmed dead, many from northern and western parts of Lombok.


Singapore Law and Home Affaires Minister K. Shanmygam, who was in the Lambok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his 10th floor, hotel room, shook violently and walls cracked.

“it was quite impossible to stand up, heard screams, and wrote Came out and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking Power went out for a while , lots of cracks , fallen doors.”


The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said that, more than 120 aftershocks were recorded after Sunday evening’s quake, whose magnitude the US Geological Survey revised down to 6.9 from an original 7.0.

BNPB Spoekman Sutopo Purwo Nughroho told in a news conference, there were no foreigners among the dead and the number of injured stood at 209.

The tremor was so powerful it was felt on the neighboring island of Bali where according to the BNPB.


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