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Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 436

Economic loses in region estimated to be over 5 trillion Indonesian rupiah ($342 million)

  | 13.08.2018
Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 436

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) - The death toll from earthquake that rocked eastern Indonesia on Aug. 5 has reached 436, local authorities said on Monday.

According to a statement by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management agency, another 543 aftershocks occurred after the earthquake.

The economic loses in the region is estimated to be over 5 trillion Indonesian rupiah ($342 million).

On Saturday, Nugroho said that nearly 14,000 people were also injured in the earthquake, while more than 387,000 people were evacuated to safe areas.

A total of 67,875 houses, 468 schools, 6 bridges, 3 hospitals, 10 clinics, 15 mosques, 50 prayer rooms and 20 office buildings were damaged.

The search and rescue operations are ongoing in the region.

On Aug. 5, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted island of Lombok.

The earthquake was centered northeast of the city of Mataram on Lombok island -- a popular tourist destination -- 15 kilometers under the surface, said the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics.

Reporting by Mahmut Atanur: Writing by Meryem Goktas

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