Two dead and dozens injured after Indonesia quake

Two dead and dozens injured after Indonesia quake

Indonesia's Antara National News Agency quoted a local government official as saying that most of the tourists at the waterfall when the quake struck were from Malaysia.

The quake, which struck around 2.07pm local time, caused a landslide that trapped about 40 tourists at the Tiu Kelep waterfall in Senaru Village, north of Lombok.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson of the National Agency for Disaster Management, said the Malaysian victims were caught in a landslide with 36 others at the Tiu Kelep waterfall near Mount Rinjani, reports Efe news.

Dozens of tourists have been evacuated from a waterfall site hit by landslides in the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, where two people died, authorities said.

"We are overwhelmed by too many injuries", said Haerul Lee, the head of the Jayapura health office, adding that some medical facilities had been hit by power outages.

Most of the seriously injured suffered broken bones.

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In a Facebook post on 18 March, the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia confirmed the identity of the second Malaysian victim, a woman named Lim Sai Wah. At least 44 other people were injured, and dozens of people were rescued from the nearby Tiu Kelep waterfall.

Lombok was shaken by a number of earthquakes the previous summer, killing in excess of 500 individuals and leaving more than 150,000 homeless.

Two Malaysian women have been killed by a landslide triggered by an natural disaster in Lombok. Forty-four individuals were harmed in the quake, including eight Malaysians, Mr. Nugroho said.

Indonesia sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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