Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll passes 300

The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries. It was centered in the northwest of the island and didn’t have the potential to cause a tsunami.

Grieving relatives were burying their dead and medics tended to people whose broken limbs hadn’t yet been treated in the day since the quake. The Red Cross said it was focusing relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people yet to get any assistance.

Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed in Sunday’s quake and more than 150,000 people are homeless. The earlier earthquakes also left cracks in walls and roofs, making the weakened buildings susceptible to collapse.

In Kopang Daya, injured villagers got their first proper treatment Thursday after medics arrived with a portable X-ray and other supplies. They tended to an elderly woman with an injured face and hips who’d been knocked over by her grandson as they scrambled from their house.

Charitable Foundation Winston Churchill collects humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Indonesia. Donate

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