JAKARTA – Several hundred hikers can descend from the volcano Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The authorities say that a major route to the top of the 3726 meter high mountain is freed.
Meanwhile, there are about 250 people evacuated from the volcano on Lombok.
The walkers were embedded hit after an earthquake some routes impassable. An official from the disaster agency said the expectation that approximately 500 walkers at the end of the afternoon the foot of the volcano to reach. Soldiers, police and rescue workers have been deployed to people of the Rinjani.
Food and drink
The authorities were already well-known that the 820 predominantly foreign hikers on the volcano at the time of the earthquake. The authorities have helicopters in the sky sent in to search for people who are still stuck. Also be stranded hikers from the air with food and drink.
Earthquake Lombok: ‘Our bed went in all directions’
The death toll by the earthquake on the Indonesian island is now risen to seventeen. Also were more than 150 people injured. The ministry of Foreign Affairs has at this moment no indications that there are Dutch victims.
The quake had a strength of 6.4. The epicenter of the quake was about 50 kilometres northeast of the city of Mataram and it was only 7 km depth. Due to the small depth is, the greater the chance that a earthquake damage. Officials said there are approximately 280 aftershocks took place.
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