At least 98 people have been reported dead so far in a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia, late Sunday night. Rescuers said that they are battling against “massive” damage to reach people trapped in the rubble. Officials fear the death toll will rise to over 100.
At least 200 people were injured in nearby Bali, with the quake bringing down thousands of homes and buildings, according to Sky News. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that the north of Lombok sustained “massive” damage and most of the deaths resulted from people being hit by falling rubble.