Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320

By Angie Teo PEMANANG, Indonesia, Aug 10 : The death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace. The national disaster mitigation agency said it had verified 321 deaths and that over 270,000 people had […]

“Out of Hope”: Indonesia quake victims still wait for help

By Kanupriya Kapoor GUMANTAR, Indonesia, Aug 8 : Moments after fleeing their home, dodging falling tiles and shattering glass, Indonesian farmer Haji Ruslan and his family stood in a field opposite and watched the house collapse. They survived, unlike 40 others in the area who residents say perished in Sunday’s 6.9-magnitude earthquake, but it is […]

Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131

By Angie Teo and Kanupriya Kapoor KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia, Aug 8 : The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are […]

Rescuers dig through quake rubble for aunt of Indonesian sprint star

By Angie Teo and Kanupriya Kapoor KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia, Aug 8 : Rescuers on Indonesia’s quake-hit island of Lombok dug through the rubble of a mosque on Wednesday, hoping to reach the aunt of a sprinter who became a national hero last month at the under-20 world championships in Finland. Salama, 52, was at a prayer […]

As death toll on Indonesia’s Lombok tops 100, thousands wait for aid

By Kanupriya Kapoor KAYANGAN, Indonesia, Aug 7 : The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of […]

Woman rescued from rubble of deadly quake on Indonesia’s Lombok

By Kanupriya Kapoor PEMENANG, Indonesia, Aug 7 : A woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building on Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok on Tuesday, two days after a powerful earthquake that killed dozens, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless. Rescue workers were also digging under the rubble of a mosque in the […]