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Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

World | 2018-08-09 09:02:00
Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220
Nyoman Sidekarya, chief of the provincial search and rescue agency that covers the Indonesian island of Lombok, tells The Associated Press that the death toll from the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday is now 227.

Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief. The agency says it has not verified these other figures but expects the toll to climb.

Lombok was hit by another earthquake on Thursday, the third in little over a week, causing panic and damage to buildings.
AP
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