Thousands flee Lombok after deadly earthquake

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 7 August 2018

Thousands of people are fleeing the Indonesian island of Lombok after yesterday's severe earthquake. Nearly 100 people have been reported dead. Witnesses have spoken of chaos and terror as buildings collapsed and power and communication lines were cut. Boats have also been been sent to evacuate more than 1,000 tourists from the nearby Gili islands. New Zealander Jon Braithwaite runs a scuba diving centre and a backpackers hostel on one of the Gili islands. His two sisters and three brothers from New Zealand were visiting him on the island to celebrate his wedding when the quake struck. He told RNZ reporter Kate Gudsell they'd all run for the hills, fearing for their lives.