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CYPRUS: Foreign Ministry travel warning for quake-hit Indonesia

CYPRUS: Foreign Ministry travel warning for quake-hit Indonesia

"All five have been accounted for and are safe‚" Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said Tuesday.

At least 105 people were killed and 230 were injured in the magnitude 6.9 quake, which hit the tourist island of Lombok on Sunday night.

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful quake that killed at least 131 people, while rescuers Wednesday doubled down on efforts to find the dead, pulling another body from the rubble.

"The main focus at this time is the search, rescue and assistance to people affected by the quake and meeting their basic needs", the BNPB said, pointing out the urgent needs for medical personnel, clean water, food, blankets and medicine.

For more on this and other news around the we turn to our Ro Aram. "Thinking about everyone around us and in Lombok especially", she added.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said some villages in the worst-hit areas of the north have not received any help as well as some in the west of the island.

A man carries a refrigerator from the ruins of an appliance shop in Bangsal, northern Lombok on August 8, 2018, three days after the area was struck by an quake. "We brought in a sniffer dog and used saws and a drill but we can't figure out where he is", said Aprintinus Titus, a rescue worker from the National Search and Rescue Agency.

Septa Rendra, originally from East Java, a short flight from Lombok, said he was thinking of the victims while he volunteered at the Indonesian pavilion on Monday.

A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses, some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's magnitude 7.0 temblor, killing those inside.

New Zealanders caught up in the magnitude 7.0 Lombok natural disaster have described the horrific moments during and after the powerful quake.

Officials said that more than 80,000 people are believed to have been made homeless. Villagers fearing aftershocks could be seen camped by the thousands under makeshift blue tarpaulins held together with bamboo and sticks.

Emergency personnel raced to evacuate thousands of tourists from the three small Gili Islands after the quake struck.

"They have not been touched by any assistance", Nguroho said.

However, a local search and rescue official said there had been at least one fatality on the Gilis and several injuries.

Images showing hundreds of tourists queueing on the beach to leave the island Gili Trawangan on Monday morning illustrated the challenge faced by Indonesian authorities in relation to foreign visitors as it worked to respond to the devastating quake.

Indonesia is defined by string of volatile volcanoes stretching for thousands of miles, as it is situated on the so-called Ring of Fire around the Pacific. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.


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