The Indonesian authorities reported the deaths of 387 people in the earthquake
More than 13 thousand were injured, 387 thousand have fled their homes.
MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. 387 people were killed in a strong earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, affected more than 13 thousand Such updated data were provided on Saturday the official representative of the Agency on disaster prevention, Sutopo Nugroho, reports the Straits Times.
Sutopo Nugroho acknowledged that “the death toll could rise as rescuers continue analysis of blockages under which there could be people.” According to him, the earthquake and strong aftershocks forced to leave their homes near 387 thousand. The official said that “two weeks on the island was extended a state of emergency”. He pointed out that still the main problem remains the lack of drinking water, food, medicine and heavy machinery for rubble.
According to the European-Mediterranean seismological center, the 5th of August on the island of Lombok, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6. Local authorities said about magnitude 7. The epicenter of earthquake was located 49 km North-East from Mataram city, the center lies at a depth of 10 km, and Declared threat of a tsunami, which was then removed.