In Indonesia, 800 tourists were trapped on the mountain due to landslides

© AP Photo / Tatan SyuflanaКарета ambulance in Indonesia. Archival photoIn Indonesia, 800 tourists were trapped on the mountain due to landslides© AP Photo / Tatan Syuflana

Thai authorities said that more than 800 tourists, including 311 Thais, were trapped on mount Rinjani because of the landslides that occurred after the earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4, reports local newspaper Khao Sod.

The Minister of internal Affairs of Thailand Anupong Paochinda said that all the tourists are safe and are expected soon to be evacuated. Currently, local authorities carry out rescue operation in the area of mount rinjani. Earlier it was reported that about 560 people were trapped on the mountain after the earthquake.

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4 occurred on the densely populated island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday, 6.47 (1.47 MSK) in the vicinity of the volcano Rinjani and close to the popular tourist island of Bali. The earthquake lies close to the surface — at a depth of 7.5 kilometers. According to the Indonesian Agency of meteorology and Geophysics, the earthquake was followed by at least 11 aftershocks. According to the latest data, the earthquake killed 16 people, more than 100 were injured.

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