UBUD, Aug. 6 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said until Monday afternoon 98 people have died and more than 200 others injured, after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit North Lombok and Bali on Sunday evening.
The casualty will potentially increase as evacuation teams are still trying to pull out victims from debris, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of BNPB.
“It is recorded 98 have died, 236 are injured,” Nugroho said.
On Monday, Indonesia’s military has sent a hospital ship from Surabaya in East Java, to provide medical care.
Humanitarian assistance has been flowing to Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara.
The earthquake also affected neighbouring island of Bali. A hospital in Karangasem regency has collapsed, Nugroho said
Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists have been waiting to be transferred from Gili islands.