Friday, 24 August 2018

Indonesian Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 555


A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday (Aug 24), with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

The picturesque island next to holiday hotspot Bali was hit by two deadly quakes on Jul 29 and Aug 5. On Sunday it was shaken by a string of fresh tremors and aftershocks, with the strongest measuring 6.9 magnitude. In total, the death toll has now reached 555.



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