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At least 91 killed in massive Indonesia quake

People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok Indonesia Sunday Aug. 5 2018. —AP People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok Indonesia Sunday Aug. 5 2018. —AP
Lisa Bryan | 10 August, 2018, 07:23

It killed at least 131 people and damaged tens of thousands of buildings, just a week after another tremor in the holiday island killed 17 people.

"All five have been accounted for and are safe‚" Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said Tuesday.

Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters for the over 80,000 people left homeless on Lombok.

The death toll from a powerful natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.

THE rescue team had done everything it could to recover the body of a man killed instantly when a massive quake brought down his home on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

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"The impact is so much greater than the loss of house and things that they're going through at the moment, to lose an income as well because we've got no tourists is very bad for the island".

According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster management agency, the death toll from Sunday's quake reached 131, while 1,477 people were also injured and more than 156,000 people were evacuated to safe areas.

"So many people are trapped on the Gili Islands and Lombok, where only two weeks ago we were snorkelling and enjoying the handsome beaches. We brought in a sniffer dog and used saws and a drill but we can't figure out where he is", said Aprintinus Titus, a rescue worker from the National Search and Rescue Agency.


Nugroho said so far more than 4,600 foreign and Indonesian tourists had been evacuated from the islands, with ships taking people to ports in Lombok and Benoa, Bali.

"The driver asked us to get off in the water and we had to swim to the shore".

With not enough boats to evacuate tourists quickly and too few planes to fly them out of Lombok, many visitors were forced to wait for hours or camp on beaches and on the floor of the worldwide airport in Mataram.

The West Sumatra government has donated one tonne of its most famous culinary export, beef rendang - a slow-cooked coconut curry.

A Dunedin couple were among the thousands of tourists caught up in the confusion and panic as they waited to be evacuated from a small island near the coast of Lombok, after the powerful 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck on Sunday.

"There's no arrangement, there's no transport, there's no food, there's no water for them, so a lot of them are completely lost, they're completely confused, still scared and the only thing they're telling me is that they want to leave the country as soon as possible". But officials said they would have to resume their search for the body there at first light Wednesday.

"I absolutely wouldn't change one single thing", she said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

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