Hundreds trapped on Indonesian mountain after natural disaster

Kongko a 28-year-old hiker from Thailand who was on top of Mount Rinjani when the earthquake hit

A 30-year-old Malaysian woman visiting Mount Rinjani, a popular trekking destination, was among those killed, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman.

A woman stands near an injured person outside of a hospital after an natural disaster hit Sembalun Selong village in Lombok Timur on 29 July 2018.

Military officials said more than 250 people had reached a relief point on the mountain by Monday afternoon, and a team of rescuers had reached hundreds more near the crater lake.

He said Malaysian embassy officials would arrive in Lombok tomorrow to assist in the process and also to help other Malaysians stranded by the natural disaster.

BNPBI Head of Information and Public Relation Centre, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said based on data from the Indonesian authorities, a total of 524 climbers, 358 of whom were foreigners, were still trapped in the mountain following yesterday's strong quake. Most of the people were still waiting outside their houses in fear of aftershocks, Metro TV said.

It is frequently hit by quakes, a lot of them harmless.

An quake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale hits the popular destination of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday.

Indonesian soldiers and rescue teams gather to prepare for evacuating tourists from Mount Rinjani seen in the background at Sembalun in East Lombok on Monday
Quake Hits Indonesia's Lombok Island, USGS Says

The island is about 140 miles east of Bali, and the quake was not far from Mount Rinjani, a volcano.

"Rinjani mountain climbing is closed temporarily because there are indication of landslide around the mountain", Nugroho, said in a statement.

Rescuers are scrambling to reach hundreds of trekkers stranded on a mountain in Indonesia after a massive quake triggered landslides.

Many houses were damaged in the quake. More than 335 people were injured, many by collapsing buildings.

Among the dead were a Malaysian citizen, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Search and Rescue agency, with casualties mainly found in Lombok's north and east districts.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles).

Earthquakes are common in Indonesia, which is located on the seismically active "Ring of Fire" on the rim of the Pacific Ocean. In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 quake off the coast of Sumatra killed 1,68,000 people in Indonesia.

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