WORLD Death toll of Indonesia's deadly earthquake climbs to 347

WORLD

Death toll of Indonesia's deadly earthquake climbs to 347

Xinhua

11:12, August 09, 2018

JAKARTA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of Indonesia's 7.0-magnitude earthquake rose significantly to 347 on Wednesday, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. 

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A collapsed mosque is seen as the sun set at Kayangan subdistrict in North Lombok on West Nusa Tenggara province on August 8, 2018, three days after an earthquake hit the area. More than 70,000 people left homeless by a deadly earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok are sleeping in makeshift shelters and lack food, medicine and clean water, officials said on August 8. (Photo: VCG)

The figure was based on the data given by all heads of sub-districts across the hardest-hit North Lombok district on Lombok island in West Nusa Tenggara province, the spokesman said.

Earlier reports said 131 people were killed and 1,477 others injured while more than 4,000 visitors have been evacuated from three islands near Lombok island.

The quake struck at 18:46 p.m. local time (1146 GMT) on Sunday with an epicenter 18 km northwest of Lombok Timur in West Nusa Tenggara province and a depth of 15 km.

Cover image: A oar car past a damage road at Kayangan subdistrict in North Lombok on West Nusa Tenggara province on August 8, 2018, three days after an earthquake hit the area. More than 70,000 people left homeless by a deadly earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok are sleeping in makeshift shelters and lack food, medicine and clean water, officials said on August 8. 

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