JAKARTA – The death toll in the earthquake in Lombok is further increased. A spokesman of the disaster agency BNPB talked about 105 deceased victims.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors among the rubble.
The earthquake with a strength of 6.9 has wreaked havoc caused on the Indonesian island. Officials say that about 75 percent of the northern part of the island is without power. The authorities are still looking for survivors and bodies in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
Aid agency Oxfam reports that 20,000 people are housed in shelters. Thousands of other displaced residents sleep forced under the bare sky. Oxfam warns that clean drinking water is scarce due to the dry weather of the past. Affected residents would be in addition to water also clothing, medical supplies and food are needed.
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