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Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Rescuers used heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 quake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia's resort island of Lombok.

Indonesian rescue workers were still struggling Tuesday to reach the northern part of Lombok island, which was struck by a major 6.9 magnitude natural disaster Sunday.

Water, which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell on the island, as well as food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks.

Indonesia sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2000 tourists.

Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the quake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131.

Nugroho told a news briefing on Monday some areas there were cut off after bridges collapsed.

The death toll now sits at 98, but that number is expected to climb as the quake response continues.

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But the rescuers and heavy equipment were, "very much needed elsewhere, so we chose to shift the operation" to other locations, Mr Supartana said.

"The next few days will be crucial as we prepare to help people find shelter, and get the food and water they need to keep going", she added.

Residents who lost their homes sheltered in makeshift tents while most tourists were able to evacuate Monday.

"Some are choosing to stay; others are looking for way to leave the island", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is in neighbouring Bali for a conference, said.

After the initial natural disaster, further aftershocks - including one just 1km off the coast of the island - caused further destruction, toppling buildings and causing injuries and deaths.

"We weren't allowed to go back to our hotel until this afternoon".

Nugroho added that all 2,700 foreign and domestic tourists have been evacuated from Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, the three tourist islets off the northwestern coast of Lombok after nine boats were deployed to transport them to the mainland.

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She said: "My house was flattened".

It is feared that up to 50 worshippers were trapped when the large Jabal Nur mosque in the village of Lading-Lading in the north of Lombok was flattened by the 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday.

His wife Maude, 44, said the family was on Bali for the first quake and Lombok for the second.

Around 200,000 people live in northern Lombok and the government estimates 20,000 people are in need of assistance, with around 80 percent of buildings destroyed.

Like its famous neighbor Bali, Lombok is known for beaches, mountains and a lush interior.

Visiting the island as a "bucket-list" trip for their daughter Logan, who has cancer, the family felt trapped in their hotel room as more than 130 aftershocks hit the island following the quake.

Lombok airport's general manager said airlines had laid on extra flights and his staff had been providing blankets and snacks.

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That's because the region sits smack-dab along the so-called ring of fire-an imaginary, horseshoe-shape line that follows the rim of the Pacific Ocean and marks spots where several tectonic plates collide.


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