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Rescuers attempt to reach ‘hundreds’ stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok

 

Efforts were underway on Monday (Jul 30) to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman, said on Twitter late on Sunday that out of 820 people on the slopes of the volcano when the quake struck, 246 had been successfully evacuated.

 He said 617 of those trekking at the time were foreigners.

Two trails were impassable following the earthquake, he said.

More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded, a national park official said Monday.

“There are still 560 people trapped. Five hundred are in Segara Anakan area, and 60 are in Batu Ceper,” said the head of Rinjani national park Sudiyono, who goes by one name. Read more

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Rescuers attempt to reach ‘hundreds’ stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok

Efforts were underway on Monday (Jul 30) to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said.

Rescuers attempt to reach ‘hundreds’ stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok

Efforts were underway on Monday (Jul 30) to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said.

Rescuers attempt to reach ‘hundreds’ stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok

Efforts were underway on Monday (Jul 30) to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said.

Rescuers attempt to reach ‘hundreds’ stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok

Efforts were underway on Monday (Jul 30) to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said.