More than 70000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

More than 70000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency put the death toll from Sunday's 6.9-magnitude quake at 131, including two on the western neighbouring island of Bali.

"We can help tourists to get to the airport but of course we can't buy them tickets for free", he said, adding that authorities were providing free accommodation, food and transport to those in need.

The toll is expected to increase, he said.

At least 142 people have died and hundreds more injured after the powerful 7.0-magnitude natural disaster struck Lombok.

This version corrects the spelling of the spokesman's name.

The death toll from a powerful quake that hit Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive.

Volunteers and rescue workers were putting up more temporary shelters on Wednesday for the tens of thousands of people left homeless by the magnitude-6.9 quake on Sunday evening.

Zulas Triani, a teacher who is sharing a tent with 30 others, said they had received only a basket with three noodle packets, five eggs and a small amount of water.

Rescuers have resumed the search for survivors, and to recover the bodies of victims in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools destroyed in the latest disaster.

Members of a joint Indonesian search-and-rescue team yesterday raced against time to find trapped survivors of a magnitude-7 quake that struck Lombok on Sunday, as the death toll topped 100.

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Officials said that almost 8,400 tourists and resort workers had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, where two people died, emptying out a destination popular for its white beaches and turquoise waters.

A village elder said a 6.4-magnitude quake that hit Lombok a week earlier had caused countless cracks in the mosque's walls.

The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake triggered panic among locals and tourists on Lombok on Sunday, just a week after another tremor surged through the holiday island and killed 17.

Hundreds of tourists slept at Lombok Airport waiting for the first chance to leave.

She said: 'Another aftershock just now. probably the 8th one we have felt since the big one last night. we are safe, up high and nothing around us. thinking about everyone around us and in Lombok especially'.

On Gili Trawangan, one of three popular vacation islands near Lombok, thousands of tourists and residents spent Sunday night on a hill because of tsunami fears, said British visitor Saffron Amis.

Officials said an operation is now underway to evacuate thousands of tourists from Lombok and nearby islands.

"We really want to stay here to help the villagers", he said. 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.

Rescuers in Lombok were said to be still pulling people out alive from the rubble, two days after the quake.

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