Indonesia earthquake: At least 142 dead and 200 injured

At least 142 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a massive earthquake rocked the Indonesian holiday islands of Lombok and Bali.

Indonesia earthquake: At least 142 dead and 200 injured

Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 142 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the death toll was expected to rise as information came in from areas where thousands of buildings collapsed or were badly damaged, especially in the north, the quake’s epicentre.

Power and communications were cut in some areas of Lombok, and the military said it was sending in a vessel with medical aid, supplies and logistical support for the island.

The Indonesian Red Cross said in a tweet that it helped a woman give birth after the quake at a health post in the north. One of the names she gave the baby boy was “Gempa”, which means earthquake.

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