No Vietnamese reported to be present in quake-hit Lombok island

Monday, 2018-08-06 21:44:53
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Hundreds have been evacuated from Gili Trawangan. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia said that there was no information on any Vietnamese national present at the site in Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok which was struck by a 7-magnitude earthquake on August 5.

After receiving information of the deadly quake, the embassy set up the hot line +62811161025. It was reflected that three Vietnamese who are on holiday on the nearby Bali resort island, experienced emotional impact when their hotels were affected by aftershocks.

The embassy has ordered Vietnamese citizens to join hands with service providers to handle the situation, and keep a close watch on the incident’s developments. They are advised to do what directed by local authorities in the host nation.

The embassy will carry out rational citizen protection in case of emergency.

The death toll from the quake has risen to 91, said the Indonesia National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB). The figure is expected to rise in upcoming days as hundreds of people are injured while thousands of buildings collapsed. Rescuers have yet to reach the island’s northern part, which was hardest hit.