New aftershock pummels traumatized Indonesian island of Lombok as death toll climbs

New aftershock pummels traumatized Indonesian island of Lombok as death toll climbs

The natural disaster which hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday evening killed at least 347 people, and officials say the death toll is likely to increase.

A magnitude 5.9 quake struck Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon, only four days after a magnitude 7 natural disaster devastated the island.

The latest quake was felt strongly on the island and followed a 7.0 magnitude quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people.

BNPB's official death toll from Sunday's quake stood at 131 on Wednesday, although some Indonesian officials put the number at 347.

The death toll from a devastating quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said on Thursday, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 5.9.

According to witnesses on the ground, the latest tremor has caused further buildings to collapse.

Officials said the death toll had now risen to 319 and tens of thousands of people are homeless.

While exchanging messages on Facebook about the quake, many Indonesian speakers used the word "selamat", which has several meanings including "safe", "unhurt" or "congratulations" depending on the context.

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"Some buildings were damaged further because of this quake".

Meanwhile, the Red Cross said Tuesday all of the 2,000 tourists on the Gili Islands had now been evacuated.

But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters.

"Today, we managed to find one dead victim buried under the rubble of a building in Sigar Penjalin village".

"There has been no help at all here", said 36-year-old Multazam, staying with hundreds of others under tarpaulins on a dry paddy field outside West Pemenang village. More than 1,000 schools have been damaged, the organization said.

"I'm still in pain from giving birth", she told AFP.

Other evacuees said they were subsisting on a diet of instant noodles and needed clean water and bedding.

Some villages had "completely collapsed", said a Red Cross official in Lombok, Christopher Rassi.

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