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Major earthquake claims 91 lives in Indonesia

International Desk
Published on : 06 August 2018, 11:01 AM
Major earthquake claims 91 lives in Indonesia


At least 91 people have died after a strong earthquake strikes Indonesian popular tourist island of Lombok. Officials of the country`s disaster management department said this Sunday (August 5th) tremor leaves more than hundreds injured. Hundreds of houses and buildings have been damaged and panic spread among the people after the earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey, the 7-magnitude earthquake originated in 10 kilometers deep from the surface

At least 24 mild jolts are felt after the main attack. Although the warning of the tsunami was issued, it was lifted an hour later.

City hospital and Denpasar hospitals of Bali Island are evacuated to provide medical treatment to the injured.

Indonesia`s emergency department has been told that Mataram, the main city of Lombok, was the worst hit in the earthquake.

After the earthquake, the electricity and the communication system of the entire island were disrupted.

Only a week ago, another powerful earthquake hit the island of Lombok and claimed 16 lives.


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