10 Aug 2018

Rescuers struggle in Lombok rubble as aftershock hits

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 10 August 2018

The death toll from the 9 earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen to 259 and may go higher still. The region has been hit by more than 350 aftershocks, the worst of which struck on Thursday afternoon. The latest tremor had a magnitude of 5.9. Rescue workers are still digging through rubble and trying to get aid to survivors of the earlier, larger quake. Asia Pacific communications manager for the Red Cross, New Zealander Rosemarie North, is on Lombok. She told Morning Report's Kim Griggs that she was in a remote part of the island when the latest aftershock hit.