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Jakarta Post

Six students, one teacher injured in Nusa Dua earthquake

  • Ni Komang Erviani and Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar and Bandung   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /  08:41 pm
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Priests assess damage at the Pura Lokananta in Denpasar, Bali, after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the island on July 16. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Seven people have been injured and at least 44 buildings damaged after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the southwestern coast of Bali on Tuesday morning. The earthquake struck at 8:18 a.m., 83 kilometers southwest of Nusa Dua, a tourist hub in the southern part of the island-province, and was felt across Bali, Lombok and parts of East Java. The earthquake broke the top of a Balinese entrance gate to the Nusa Dua hotel complex and damaged parts of the Mercure Hotel.   Aside from the hotels and temples, most of the damaged buildings were schools in many parts of the island. Students rushed to get out of their classrooms as the ground shook. Walls were cracked and roofs collapsed in many of the buildings. The seven injured were students and a teacher at the schools. Three of the injured were two students and a teacher from SD 1 Ungasan state elementary school,...