Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Death toll from Lombok quake reaches more than 100

Death toll from Lombok quake reaches more than 100

A woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok yesterday, two days after a powerful natural disaster that killed 105 people, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless.

"Unfortunately another quake struck Lombok the following day".

The devastation came a week after the region was hit by a 6.4-magnitude quake that left at least 15 people dead and 162 injured.

"The United Nations stands ready to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts, if required", said his spokesman in a statement.

The country sits on the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes occur. However, it is alert to tremors that could trigger tsunamis.

Few buildings were left standing in Kayangan on the island's northern end, where residents told Reuters that as many as 40 died.

The situation is also being worsened by continued aftershocks....

"People have moved to the hillsides where they feel safer".

Montgomery-Lay said they have reached out to the Canadian Consulate, but were told there was nothing officials could do to help them yet.

"People were climbing on top of each other because the plateau was just falling away", Mackenzie Irwin, who was at the summit during the quake event, told The Washington Post.

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Hours later, she asked news organizations not to write more stories about her lively stream-of-consciousness tweets, suggesting media focus instead on those who need help. Four hours later they pulled out alive Nadia Revanale, 23.

About 90 personnel from the military, police and national search and rescue agency swarmed around the flattened building Tuesday, using cutting equipment to pry apart the tangled debris.

"Our little paradise island that we have called home has taken a hit and the foundation of our island and its businesses, which are the local people, have taken the biggest hit of all".

On Wednesday, rescuers retrieved the body of a woman from the rubble, but more victims are believed to be inside.

"We are looking for access". Authorities said they feared the mosque - now reduced to a pile of concrete and metal bars, its towering green dome folded in on itself - had been filled with worshippers.

Dozens were killed in a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster that struck Lombok on July 29.

Officials said that almost 8,400 tourists and resort workers had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, where two people died, emptying out a destination popular for its white beaches and turquoise waters.

The powerful quake killed at least 91 people and damaged thousands of buildings in Lombok.

"The experiences that we've had have really let us look at our personal tragedy at home with a very different perspective".

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