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Indonesia quake: Death toll mounts to 131

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Indonesia: According to the information given by the reports, in an incident that took place in Indonesia days ago killed at least 131 people as of now and dozens injured in an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale.

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In a press conference, the spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho went on to say that another 1,467 people were admitted to hospitals owing to the injuries they sustained in the Sunday earthquake.

As per the news reports, the number of people displaced rose to 156,000 and of the fatalities, 78 were in northern Lombok, where around 42,000 houses and buildings collapsed. Emergency services were still working in the area to locate survivors and recover bodies.

The remaining casualties were reported in western Lombok (24), in the east (19), in Mataram — the largest city on the island (6) — in the centre (2) and on the neighbouring island of Bali (2).

On the road to the north of Lombok, where around 84,000 people have been displaced, locals were asking for money to help the victims amid collapsed buildings.

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Dozens of injured people were being treated in tents temporarily set up in the northwest of the island, as the centre was damaged by the quake.

Aid reached many of the survivors, but there was still a lack of food, water and tents in areas difficult to access.

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