About 30 tourists have been evacuated from a waterfall site hit by landslides on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, where two people have died, authorities say.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, just hours after a 6.3-magnitude quake shook the island, the U.S. Geological Survey said., triggering the landslides while tourists were visiting the Tiu Kelep waterfall, in the north of the island, a spokesman for the disaster agency, said in a statement.
The disaster agency said the two people who died were both tourists, with nationality’s not known at this early stage, however, state news agency Antara reported one was a Malaysian national.
Fourteen Indonesians and 22 other Malaysians were rescued from the waterfall site, Nugroho said.
A series of quakes and aftershocks killed 500 people in Lombok last year and caused an estimated $US500 million of damage to buildings and public infrastructure.
Rescue work will continue for some time.
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