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Indonesia quake death toll jumps to 347

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LOMBOK — The death toll from the deadly earthquake in the Indonesian island of Lombok Lombok has risen to 347, according to the government-run Antara news agency.

The governor of the province that includes Lombok, the military and the national search and rescue agency have however issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381.

The rise in death toll comes as Facebook apologises for automatically decorating posts about the deadly earthquake with images of balloons and confetti on the social media platform.

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The powerful magnitude-6.9 quake that struck the island on Sunday has left tens of thousands of people homeless and tourists stranded in airports.

Rescue efforts have intensified to find people buried in rubble following the earthquake that shook Indonesia’s Lombok island.

The national disaster agency has stood by its latest death toll of 131 from Sunday’s quake despite other government agencies including the military reporting much higher figures.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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