Lombok quake

Lombok quake: Singapore group bent on staying to help

Three Red Cross volunteers undeterred by strong aftershock

Singapore Red Cross volunteers Kamaraj Pandian (far left) and Lee Siew Yian (centre) with residents on Thursday in a village in West Lombok, where they are helping with relief efforts.
Singapore Red Cross volunteers Kamaraj Pandian (far left) and Lee Siew Yian (centre) with residents on Thursday in a village in West Lombok, where they are helping with relief efforts.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LEE SIEW YIAN

Three Singapore Red Cross volunteers who are in a Lombok village to help with relief efforts say they are staying on despite being caught in a powerful aftershock on Thursday.

The group, comprising team leader Lee Siew Yian, Mr Kamaraj Pandian and Ms Sally Low, were buying relief supplies at a market in Ampenan city in West Lombok when the magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck on Thursday afternoon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore group bent on staying to help'. Subscribe