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Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

Updated: 2018-08-09 23:32

K9 special dog searches a victim around a damaged Mosque after an earthquake at Tanjung village, in North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018.[Photo/IC]

BANGSAL, Indonesia — Indonesia's top security minister, Wiranto, says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319.

The announcement comes after an inter-agency meeting that was convened to resolve wildly different figures for deaths from different agencies.

Lombok was hit by another earthquake on Thursday, the third in a little over a week, causing panic, injuries and damage to buildings.

Wiranto uses one name like many Indonesians.



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