Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 131: official

A digger clears debris as search and rescue personnel look for victims in the rubble of a mosque in Pemenang, northern Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province on August 7, 2018, two days after the area was struck by an earthquake.
The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and destroyed thousands of buildings in Lombok on August 5, just days after another deadly tremor surged through the holiday island and killed 17.

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AFP) — The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday.

“We estimate the death toll of 131 will keep rising,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

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