Egypt extends condolences to Indonesia after deadly earthquake

Menna Alaa El-Din , Tuesday 7 Aug 2018

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (File photo: Reuters)
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (File photo: Reuters)

Egypt expressed on Tuesday its sincere condolences to Indonesia over the death of nearly 100 people in an earthquake that struck the Asian country’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination.

In an official statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry extended Egypt’s condolences to the people and government of Indonesia, stressing Egypt’s support to the country.

The statement also expressed Egypt’s confidence in the Indonesian people’s ability to overcome their plight.

On Sunday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Lombok left at least 98 people dead and injured 236.

According to media reports, the deadly temblor has left at least 20,000 people homeless, and sent thousands of tourists fleeing. It was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one on Monday that registered a 5.4 magnitude.

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