Rescue team members are ready to find people trapped inside a mosque after an earthquake in Penang, Lombok Island, Indonesia on Sunday. (Photo: Reuters)
The number of deaths due to the powerful earthquake last weekend on Lombok island of Indonesia rose to 131 Wednesday, because defensors crushed more people under the collapsed buildings, although some people still have hoped to find survivors.
Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Suetopo Poro Nugroho told reporters in Jakarta, “We certainly do not know how many people are alive under debris.”
They said, “There are reports … people have been buried alive, this is an important time for immediate evacuation,” they gave no details.
In the first 105, BNPPB had put the number of dead in it, in which two neighboring Western neighboring Bali was included, in which 6.9 magnitude earthquake was also felt. Sutopo said that the figure will still go forward.
Lamocock was killed on July 29 before the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in which 17 people died and several hundred trekkers were thrown on the slopes of the volcano.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly killed by an earthquake. In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.
On Sunday, a woman was taken alive on Tuesday under a different grocery store in the rural north of the tropical holiday island near the center of the earthquake.
The defenders had gone through the wreckage of a mosque on Wednesday, hoping to reach the runner’s aunt, who became a national hero last month in Finland’s Under-20 World Championship in Finland.
The 52-year-old Salma was in a prayer hall in Karangpangsar village Mosque during the earthquake. She is an aunt from the marriage of Lalu Mohammed Johari, who could barely wear hard boots a year ago and was rarely known outside of his village.
The 18-year-old became almost the name of the house overnight when he won the 100m gold at world junior championship in Tampere, Finland. Now he meets Indonesia’s expectations in the Asian Games that the Southeast Asian country is preparing to host in the next few weeks.
He keeps two doors away from his aunt’s house.
Rescuers used a mechanical excavation to remove metal rods and concrete disturbances next to the still left green mosque of the mosque, but there was no sign that the woman was alive and the relative hopes were lost.
Another family member Hussain said, “Hopefully with the arrival of heavy equipment, we can take it back.”
As the hope of extinction of more survivors, humanitarian crisis disappeared for the desperate need of homeless and clean water, food, medicine and shelter for thousands of people.
Officials said that Sunday about three-fourths of the North of Lombok are without electricity, without electricity, and aid workers have difficulty reaching some palms because the disaster is broken by bridges and roads.
On Tuesday, Mathew Cochrane of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva said, “The team is talking about coming into” ghost cities, villages have been abandoned essentially, ”
He said that 80 percent of buildings have been damaged or destroyed, thousands have been displaced.
Thousands of tourists have left Lombok since Sunday, and are afraid of earthquakes, some airlines and others have been made available on additional flights on the Ghats in Bali.
Officials said that about 8,400 tourists and resort workers were evacuated from the three-coastal islands from the northwest coast of Lombok, where two people were killed, who were evacuating popular destinations for their white beaches and turquoise waters.