Indonesia: Earthquakes across Lombok Island kills hundreds, render thousands homeless

Published: 11th August 2018 04:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2018 05:08 PM  

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A major earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday, killing 400 and leaving thousands homeless. The 7 magnitude Earthquake was followed by a strong after-shock of 5.9 magnitude, hindering rescue operations. The death toll has reached 380, and is on the rise. (Photo | AP)
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Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific 'Ring of Fire', where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. IN PIC: A man tries fixing his 'house' in Lombok. (Photo | AP)
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Lombok Island is a prime tourist destination, the landslides and after-shocks trapped most of the foreigners and rendered them helpless. IN PIC: A foreign tourist (C) is given assistance as evacuated tourists arrive from nearby Gili Trawangan island at the port at Bangsal in northern Lombok. (Photo | AP)
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Local authorities, international relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north of Lombok. IN PIC: A man looks at the ruins, which was once her home. (Photo | AP)
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10% population of Lombok Island have lost their homes and have been shifted to make-shift tents. IN PIC: A local shop, destroyed by the Earthquake. (Photo | AFP)
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The hardest hit region of Lombok has been in the north, where 334 people have died and nearly 200,000 have been forced to flee from their homes. two people were also killed in the neigbouring island of Bali. IN PIC: Rescue workers carry an injured woman to a makeshift hospital in Lombok Islands, Indonesia. (Photo | AFP)
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Most of the displaced are sleeping under tents or tarpaulins near their ruined homes or in evacuation shelters, while makeshift medical facilities have been set up to treat the injured. Even after several days some evacuees have still not received assistance, particularly in the mountainous north of the island. IN PIC: A woman hands out food to the Earthquake victims. (Photo | AFP)
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With few medical aid facilities and the risk of more after-shocks, The Red Cross reached the victims late, hence delaying the treatment process. IN PIC: A rescuer bandages an injured boy in Lombok Island. (Photo | AP)
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All the landline and cell phone services have been reported down in Lombok's Tanjung town, which was the nearest to the epicentre. With no-connectivity, water and food, the residents of Lombok Island are desperately looking for rescue services. IN PIC: A woman passes by a 'house' in Lombok Island, Indonesia. (Photo | AFP)
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The death toll has crossed 387 and is on the rise. Many more are feared trapped under debris and buildings. IN PIC: A victim is laid at rest in Lombok Island, Indonesia. (Photo | AFP)
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The majority population of Lombok Island are muslims. The 7 magnitude earthquake struck Lombok during prayers and destroyed most of the mosques in Lombok. IN PIC: Men offering Friday prayers after a 7 magnitude earthquake and a 5.9 magnitude after-shock hit the tourist Island in Indonesia. (Photo | AFP)
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Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific 'Ring of Fire', where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres (10 inches). IN PIC: This graphic made available by NASA shows a map of new satellite data produced by scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) showing ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia. (Photo | AP)
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