After Indonesian earthquake terror, hundreds trek down from volcano

After Indonesian earthquake terror, hundreds trek down from volcano

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By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) – Nearly 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano. Officials said the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake, which was centered on the northern part of Lombok, but was also felt on the resort island of Bali to the west, stood at 16. “I thought I was going to die,” said John Robyn Buenavista, a 23-year-old American, who was at the summit when the quake hit.