Almost 100 people have been confirmed dead and tens of thousands of more left homeless after an earthquake struck Indonesia Sunday night. Many roads were destroyed and buildings collapsed as a result of the natural disaster. This was the second deadly quake in less than a week.
Now, residents are forced to seek refuge in makeshift tents as they wait for resolution on the tourist island of Lombok. In several districts over half the homes were severely damaged if not destroyed. Among the collapsed buildings was a mosque where several worshippers were during the tragic act of God.
Last week, July 29, an earthquake claimed the lives of over 15 people. This also caused structural damage, which eventually led to the failure and collapse of many buildings and homes during Sunday’s quake. According to Indonesian authorities the tremor was measured at a whopping magnitude 7.0
While the death toll so far sits at 98 people authorities warn the toll will definitely rise as rescuers have yet to help thousands of others. Some areas are inaccessible at this time due to collapsed bridges, destroyed road ways, roads blocked with debris and loss of communication due to loss of power.
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