Indonesian men carry the body of a victim of last week's earthquake past a damaged building during a funeral in Gangga, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Aug 12, 2018. (FAUZY CHANIAGO / AP)
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 400 and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several hundred million dollars.
It said damage to homes, infrastructure and other property is at least US$342 million
The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug 5 quake killed 436 people, most of whom died in collapsing buildings.
Indonesian men carry the body of a victim of last week's earthquake during a burial in Gangga, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Aug 12, 2018. (FAUZY CHANIAGO / AP)
It said damage to homes, infrastructure and other property is at least 5 trillion rupiah (US$342 million), calling that a temporary figure that will rise as more assessments are made. The agency said rebuilding will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
The magnitude 7.0 quake flattened thousands of homes and according to the disaster agency's latest estimate has displaced about 350,000 people.
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