Lombok quake death toll expected to rise

Lombok quake death toll expected to rise

Lombok quake death toll expected to rise

The Indonesian Military (TNI) has dispatched a hospital ship to Lombok and deployed a medical battalion in the area on Monday.

"I've just been to two first-aid sections, one has got people who are still alive, the other one has got a few dead bodies in it".

"Bali. Trembling. So long", she told her 10.6 million followers.

Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an natural disaster, killing at least 105 people on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless villagers waited for aid on Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels.

The US Geological Survey said the quake, off the north coast of the island, struck 10km (6.21 miles) underground. Many got out but dozens were trapped, he said.

Travelers at the worldwide airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said. Hotels in Bali also sustained damage.

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. In late 2004, a magnitude 9.1 quake off the island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in various nations around the Indian Ocean.

In a telegram sent to Indonesia's Church and civil authorities, the Holy Father said he felt "great sadness" when informed of the "tragic loss of life and destruction of property caused by the earthquakes".

Thousands of people have been evacuated from buildings into outdoor shelters.

A father accompanies his injured child outside of Tanjung hospital, after an natural disaster hit in Lombok Utara, Indonesia August 6, 2018. Among the victims of the cataclysm listed 1-year-old child.

The main hospital in the town of Tanjung in the north was severely damaged, so staff set up about 30 beds in the shade of trees and in a tent on a field to tend to the injured.

Sengiggi, a seaside tourist strip on Lombok, wore an abandoned look. Amid collapsed homes, most hotels seemed to have shut and beaches were deserted. Now to urgently evacuate tourists.

"There was pretty violent shaking, people fell to ground, and it was fairly prolonged then there was a massive power outage", he told RNZ.

Mr Dutton said parts of the building were falling down and large cracks appeared on the facade.

"This is an uncertain time for the people of Lombok and Indonesia - as well as those travelling there", White says.

"This is it for me in Indonesia".

"We know areas where there's a high risk that an natural disaster will occur but exactly when is hard to say", Professor Elders said.

Dutch tourist Marc Ganbuwalba injured his knee in a stampede of diners from a restaurant after the quake.

"We tried to go to the airport but there was no taxi, no transport, no plan for evacuation", French tourist Jina told Metro TV.

At least one person, an Indonesian holidaymaker, was killed on the Gili islands while another tourist died on nearby Bali, which is a major destination.

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