Lombok quake

Lombok quake: Singapore group bent on staying to help

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 Red Cross volunteers undeterred by strong aftershock

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe