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Indonesia natural disaster toll rises to 98

10 August, 2018, 04:52 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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Zulas Triani, a teacher who is sharing a tent with 30 others, said they had received only a basket with three noodle packets, five eggs and a small amount of water.

The agency said the figure was expected to rise.

Sunday's natural disaster was the second deadly quake to hit Lombok in a week.

More than 70,000 people have been evacuated and tens of thousands of houses have collapsed".

It's the second tremor to hit Indonesia in a week.

"Unfortunately another quake struck Lombok the following day".

"I am in now in Bangsal port in North Lombok where tourists from the three Gilis are arriving".

While the locals had been "terrific" in offering help, the couple were now cutting short their holiday.

"Hopefully, maybe if you hear about that tragedy, maybe you can also help us", said Umi Rankuti, association vice-president.

"It was pretty scary ... it was terrifying".

An injured woman lies at a temporary shelter in North Lombok.

Desi Fitriana, who was attending a conference in the island's main city of Mataram, said she had to evacuate the hotel where she had stayed since Friday and spent last night sleeping on the floors of Lombok airport.

More than 230 people were seriously injured.

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The rescuers are working "too slow", Masini said.

"The experiences that we've had have really let us look at our personal tragedy at home with a very different perspective". My partner and I were out of bed and under the table in a flash and we then immediately evacuated the house.

Aid agency Oxfam said it was providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelters to 5,000 survivors, but the needs were much greater.

Hundreds of people crammed onto a beach in the Gili islands as they waited to be taken to safety. Many were treated outdoors because hospitals were damaged.

Lalu Abdurrahman said he had been unable to save his mother-in-law because "I was trying to save my child and she was inside on her own".

"Our family and maybe 10 others", she said.

"On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, we expressed our honest condolences to the government and people of Indonesia on the natural disaster that occurred in that country".

There is still a high risk of aftershocks in the coming days and weeks, and people are urged to read up on risks if they are planning to visit the area. She said the power went out and her daughter couldn't use one of her medication pumps, but the family is doing OK and a generator brought the power back on.

"I need food, I need clothes, I need anything that anyone can give me".

Saffron Amis, a British student on Gili Trawangan - the largest of the islands fringed by white beaches and surrounded by turquoise sea - said at least 200 people were stranded there with more flowing in from the other two, Gili Air and Gili Meno.

A damaged mosque in North Lombok.

While many were glued to their feeds to see Chrissy's updates, she made sure everyone knew she was safe while later directing eyeballs to concentrate on those who were badly affected.



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