Indonesia Raises Lombok Island Earthquake Toll to 460

Elias Hubbard
August 20, 2018

Bangladesh footballers, now staying in Indonesia for the Asian Games 2018, have broadened their hands for the support of victims of the Lombok natural disaster tragedy by donating their Olympic match fees Wednesday.

Indonesia has been struck by another quake.

Indonesia has been struck by another strong natural disaster just weeks after over 400 people were killed from a quake.

The quake was located 153 km north-east of the city of Raba, located on the island of Sumbawa, at a depth of 564.7 km, it said.

The aggressive quake was followed by powerful aftershocks that destroyed thousands of homes and displaced about 350,000 people.

417 thousand inhabitants of the island are now in makeshift camps, afraid to return home because of the possibility of new earthquakes.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. As the earthquakes continue to be classified as a provincial-level disaster, the Government of Indonesia has not requested for worldwide assistance to respond to the needs of the people of Lombok.

Sutopo said the figure would increase as more damages are reported to the BNPB.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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