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Indonesia earthquake: Baby PULLED ALIVE from rubble TWO days after disaster struck island

August 8, 2018 3:40 AM
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Indonesia earthquake: Baby PULLED ALIVE from rubble TWO days after disaster struck island

A TEN-month-old baby was pulled alive from rubble on the Indonesian island of Lombok on Tuesday, two days after the devastating magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck.

The infant, a baby girl named Refi, was found under a pile of broken concrete and rubble.

She was later taken to hospital and given emergency aid by paramedics.

At least 142 were killed in the disaster, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated they anticipated the death toll to rise after all the rubble is cleared away from over 13,000 buildings which have been destroyed.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, BNPB’s spokesman, also confirmed that over 84,000 people have been displaced following the earthquake.

Around 4,600 international and Indonesian tourists have been evacuated from smaller islands as the rescue operation continues.

Luke Turner, a British tourist who was on the island on Lombok at the time of the earthquake, said there are “hundreds” of Britons still trying to get off the island.

Mr Turner managed to travel back to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, but described the chaos inflicted on the local population.

Also read: Indonesia earthquake: 5.1 quake hits Indonesia just minutes after 4.7 quake

Source: express.co.uk

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