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91 dead after 7.0 earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

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    Lombok, Aug 6: At least 91 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale struck the Indonesian island of Lombok. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday's quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported.

    Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools that were among the thousands of buildings destroyed in the disaster that struck on Sunday evening

    The shock was also felt in Bali and some parts of East Java. Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia has been coordinating with the local government of West Nusa Tenggara, tourism stakeholders and disaster management boards and hereby stated that no tourist has been injured or impacted by the quake.

    National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters some 200 "domestic and foreign" tourists had already been taken off the islands. "There are 700 more tourists still waiting to be evacuated," PTI quoted Sutopo Purwo Nugroho as saying. 

    Earthquake in Lombok

    Earthquake in Lombok

    Residents wait as they evacuate to higher ground following an earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. AP/PTI Photo

     Temporary shelter

    Temporary shelter

    People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. AP/PTI Photo

     Makeshift hospital

    Makeshift hospital

    Indonesian soldiers tend to a woman injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. AP/PTI Photo

     Earthquake hit cathedral

    Earthquake hit cathedral

    A man walks inside a cathedral where debris has fallen after an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. AP/ PTI

    Scene of debris

    Scene of debris

    Police at the scene of debris on top of a motorcycle after an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. AP/ PTI

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