More Than Ninety People Dead After Indonesian Earthquake
More than 90 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok.
The tremors were also felt in neighbouring Bali.
A representative from the Irish Embassy in Indonesia is travelling to the earthquake zone to provide direct support to Irish citizens there. We are also liaising closely with our EU partners and n EU Consular Helpdesk has been set up at the airport— DFATravelWise (@dfatravelwise) August 6, 2018
Rescuers worked all night to try to find people trapped under rubble.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says as far as it is aware no Irish citizens are among the casualties
Anyone concerned for the welfare of an Irish citizen in Indonesia can call the department on 01408 2000— DFATravelWise (@dfatravelwise) August 6, 2018
However it says through the Embassy in Jakarta they are supporting a number of Irish citizens intending to leave the affected area.
Around 1-thousand tourists have fled Lombok.