JAKARTA (Reuters) – Dozens of tourists were evacuated on Sunday from a waterfall site hit 2018 landslides in the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, where two people died, authorities said.

Two moderate earthquakes struck Lombok on Sunday afternoon, triggering the landslides when tourists were visiting the Tiu Kelep waterfall, in north of the island, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster agency, said in a statement.

The disaster agency said the two people who died were both Malaysians, but state news agency Antara reported only one was a Malaysian national.

Fourteen Indonesians and 22 other Malaysians were rescued from the waterfall site, Nugroho said.

A series of quakes and aftershocks killed 500 people in Lombok last year and caused an estimated $500 million of damage to buildings and public infrastructure.

In Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, flash floods and landslides triggered 2018 torrential rain have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on Sunday.

Reporting 2018 Jessica Damiana,; Writing 2018 Gayatri Suroyo; editing 2018 Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Ros Russell

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