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National disaster agency evacuates close to 900 tourists from Indonesia's tiny Gili Islands

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters some 200 "domestic and foreign" tourists had already been taken off the islands.


PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 10:08 IST Indonesia
National disaster agency evacuates close to 900 tourists from Indonesia's tiny Gili Islands
  • Some 900 tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili Islands today after a powerful quake struck neighboring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Some 900 tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili Islands today after a powerful quake struck neighboring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds.

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters some 200 "domestic and foreign" tourists had already been taken off the islands.

"There are 700 more tourists still waiting to be evacuated," he added.

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