Britons reported safe after deadly Lombok earthquake – Foreign Office

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A number of Britons have been confirmed safe after an earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island killed at least 15 people and injured more than 160 others, the Foreign Office has said.

Officials said on Monday that they would continue to monitor the search and rescue operation on Mount Rinjani amid reports that there are more than 500 tourists trapped on the mountain.

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Villagers clear debris caused by the earthquake in Sajang village, Sembalun, east Lombok (AP)

Rescuers were trying to reach a suspected more than 500 people trapped after climbing up the active volcano, according to reports.

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Earthquake survivors receive medical treatment at a temporary shelter in Sembalun, east Lombok (AP)

“A number of British nationals are confirmed safe; we are continuing to monitor the situation.”

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(PA Graphics)

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Tourists flock to Lombok for its hiking trails and beaches (PA)

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