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Indonesia earthquake: Death toll mounts to 436

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 13 Aug 2018 9:35 AM GMT

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll mounts to 436
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Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the death toll from a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on August 5 to 436.

Of the 436 victims, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 259 have been identified, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Most of the victims were killed by debris and rubbles that fell on them when the earthquake took place," Sutopo said.

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Most deaths occurred in North Lombok, the hardest-hit, with 374 victims.

According to BNPB, the earthquake also injured 1,353 people and displaced over 370,000.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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