Thais and foreigners stranded on Lombok volcano following earthquake

In the wake of this morning’s Lombok earthquake, some 500 Thais and foreigners have been stranded on an energetic volcano on the Indonesian island. Lombok is situated about 100 kilometres from Bali.
The shallow 6.four magnitude quake that jolted the island triggered land and rockslides, preventing the tourists from heading back down the mountain. The Thai embassy in Indonesia was alerted to the incident and has already contacted Indonesian authorities to rescue its nationals. The incident came to light after one of many affected Thais, Nupa Wan, posted a Facebook message looking for assist.
She posted some photographs of the group that was stranded on Rinjani, an energetic volcano on Lombok. Her pictures additionally showed rocks and mud falling from the mountain following the aftershocks. Nupa Wan wrote that everybody in the group was protected but they might not go down as a result of their paths were blocked by landslides and rocks from the impression of the earthquake.
About Prize per cent of some 500 people stranded had been Thais, she wrote. She requested readers of her posts to contact the Thai embassy in Jakarta about the incident. She wrote that the group had sufficient meals until tomorrow morning once they had been originally scheduled to go down. She wrote that there were a series of aftershocks following the quake. At least 10 people together with a Malaysian have been killed when the tremor hit this vacationer island..

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