Death toll in Indonesia quake hits 319: minister

Publish: 11:32 AM, August 9, 2018 | Update: 11:32:AM, August 9, 2018

JAKARTA – The death toll from a shallow 6.9- magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has surged above 300, a senior minister said Thursday.

“The latest update is that 319 people died,” said Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.