Children Wail After Deadly Earthquake Destroys Homes in Lombok, Indonesia

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 6, 201834 views
Published: August 6, 2018

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake off the Indonesian island of Lombok killed at least 82 people and injured hundreds more on Sunday, August 5. These videos and photos of the earthquake damage on the island were shared by the Peduli Anak Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports underprivileged children in Lombok. Co-founder Martina Fetter told Storyful that two of the charity’s four children’s homes had collapsed, forcing the children to sleep outside, but she said no one had been injured. “At the moment, we’ve been trying to reach out to authorities, friends and network as we urgently need tents, blankets, meals and water,” she said. “Supplies are low and shops are closed. We’re stuck in our compound. It’s still not safe to go inside right now as we’re still experiencing aftershocks.” In the first clip, the foundation’s children can be seen crying in the street after their home collapsed. In a second clip, the organisation’s founder Chaïm Fetter can be seen making a plea for donations. In a third clip, the children can be seen sleeping outside after the earthquake. In a final clip, the children are seen sitting on the ground outside their home while eating their breakfast the morning after the earthquake. The earthquake sparked a tsunami warning which was later cancelled, the Jakarta Post reported. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said thousands of buildings had been damaged, according to the report. The earthquake also impacted the neighboring island of Bali with minor damage reported at Ngurah Rai International Airport. Dozens were killed in a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Lombok on July 29. Credit: Peduli Anak Foundation via Storyful

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