Mosque CCTV video shows Indonesian worshippers flee as ceiling caves in

Group narrowly escapes after earthquake causes substantial damage

Monday 06 August 2018 18:30 BST
Mosque CCTV video shows Indonesian worshippers flee as ceiling caves in

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Worshippers praying in an Indonesian mosque narrowly avoided being crushed by falling ceiling panelling as they fled the building during an earthquake.

The moment the ceiling of the Masjid Agung Bangli Mosque caved in was captured on CCTV.

A line of men can be seen fleeing the room as they start to feel tremors, narrowly avoiding being hit by the falling panelling.

At least 98 people have been killed after a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, prompting tourists to flee.

It was the second deadly quake to hit the island in a week after 16 were killed and hundreds of houses damaged in a 29 July tremor.

Deadly magnitude-7 earthquake rocks Indonesian island of Lombok, near Bali

A spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency told a news conference the damage was “massive” in the north of Lombok and the agency said the death toll was expected to rise.

The quake, which was measured at a magnitude of 7.0 by Indonesian authorities and 6.9 by the US Geological Survey, struck early on Sunday evening at a depth of 6 miles in the northern part of Lombok.

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