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death toll rises to 259 from indonesia quake

The Daily Dawn

the lack of life toll from a value 6.9 earthquake at the indonesian island of lombok on sunday has risen to 259 and may fit better though, officers say.

the area has been hit thru more than 350 aftershocks, the worst of which struck on thursday, in step with bbc report.

the 5bf1289bdb38b4a57d54c435c7e4aa1c tremor had a value of 5.nine or 6.2, regular with video display units. it introduced down some buildings.

rescue employees are nonetheless digging through rubble and looking to get useful resource to survivors of the earlier, huge quake.

officers stated of the modern lack of existence toll: "this range will maintain growing as rescue teams maintain to discover sufferers underneath collapsed buildings."

indonesia's leader protection minister had earlier stated 319 people had died, whilst community media have noted figures as immoderate as 347.

however national disaster corporation spokesman sutopo purwo nugroho advised the bbc that only 259 deaths have been proven.

the crimson go says that sunday's incident emerge as "exceedingly adverse".

some villages had "actually collapsed", said a pink circulate professional in lombok, christopher rassi.

the government says more than 1,4 hundred humans were injured and more than 156,000 displaced.

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