Wednesday 24 Jul, 2019

Indonesia earthquake; Death toll touches 98

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Indonesia: The death toll in the earthquake hits in Indonesia touches to 98. According to reports, more than 200 people got injured in the natural disaster.  No foreigners have been confirmed yet as deceased. An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale has resulted in huge losses in Lombok. Lombok is the epicentre of the earthquake. An earthquake measuring 40km of the island was rocked. This is the second earthquake in Lombok in a week. In the first, 17 people were killed and several others were injured.

Thousands of people have lost their homes. 120 subsequent quakes have been reported, official sources said. Many people trapped in Gile Island were rescued. There are still many more people to rescue.

According to official figures, more than 2,000 people have already been rescued. There is also a slight earthquake in the bordering island of Bali. Frightened travelers were spreading the possibility of a tsunami. Phone connection is disconnected in some places.

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