Powerful quake kills 14 on Indonesian tourist island Lombok


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  • Sunday, 29 Jul 2018

Damage is seen following an earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Lalu Onank/Social Media via REUTERS

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 14 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings.

The quake, which rocked the island early in the morning when many people were still asleep, injured 162 people and damaged thousands of houses.

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