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Earthquake In Indonesia

The death toll in a 7-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok, has risen above 130 as rescue and evacuation efforts are underway.

Lombok is still reeling from the powerful earthquakes that shook the island and brought down buildings and houses, injuring hundreds of people.

The death toll is expected to further rise as the search and rescue team continues to rummage through thick debris.

The island went through two earthquakes within five days. The government is now prioritizing to get proper equipments to dig through the rubbles to find any signs of life.

A mosque was left in ruins just minutes after the earthquake struck. The Indonesian government believes there are still at least 40 people buried under it.

Evacuations are also ongoing to safely transport the thousands of tourists.

Some of the worst affected areas are still waiting for aid to arrive.