Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 7, 2018Updated: August 8, 201816 views
Published: August 7, 2018Updated: August 8, 2018

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake off the Indonesian island of Lombok killed at least 142 people and injured hundreds more on Sunday, August 5. This video shows hundreds of people being evacuated from the Gili Islands, an archipelago near northwest Lombok, on Monday, August 6, after the earthquake. Posting the videos on Twitter, British tourist Helen Brady, a writer from Manchester, described the evacuation process as “chaos”. Meanwhile national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three ships were used to transfer about 1,000 people from the islands to safety, local news site Detik News reported. No casualties were reported. The earthquake sparked a tsunami warning which was later cancelled, the Jakarta Post reported. 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: Helen Brady via Storyful

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