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500, including foreigners, to be evacuated from Mt. Rinjani after quake

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 30, 2018 | 12:25 pm
500, including foreigners, to be evacuated from Mt. Rinjani after quake Tents on the rim of Mount Rinjani, one of Indonesia's geoparks. Four geoparks in Indonesia are listed as UNESCO Global Geoparks, but improvements are still crucial. (Shutterstock/Nasrul Hisham)

The Mount Rinjani National Park management has revealed around 500 people, including 135 foreigners, are to be evacuated from the volcano area, which was hit by a landslide after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday morning.

The 135 foreign tourists were trapped at Segara Anak Lake, a crater lake shaped like a crescent, in the area.

"There was one fatality," head of Region II of Mount Rinjani National Park Benediktus Rio Wibawanto said on Sunday night as reported by kompas.com, adding the victim, identified as Muhammad Ainul Taksin, 25, from Makassar, South Sulawesi, suffered head injuries.

(Read also: At least 14 killed in Lombok earthquake)

An evacuation team was sent out on Monday morning. The team comprises people from the Mount Rinjani National Park Agency, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI), the nature lovers community of the University of Mataram (Mapala Unram), and medics. (stu)

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