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Indonesia earthquake: at least 91 dead after quake strikes Lombok and Bali

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Monday, 06 August, 2018, 10:10
Indonesia earthquake: at least 91 dead after quake strikes Lombok and Bali

At least 91 people have been killed and more than 200 severely injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Indonesian tourist islands of Lombok and Bali on Sunday evening, the secondly deadly quake to hit in a week.

A spokesperson for the country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) gave the updated toll on Monday and said all the victims were Indonesian. All of the victims were on Lombok, including 72 in North Lombok, except for two, who died in Denpasar, Bali and one who died on the Gili islands.

More than 100 aftershocks have hit the area since the quake that struck the island at 6.46pm on Sunday, and 3,000 homes have been damaged, leaving many displaced.