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Indonesia quake death toll rises to more than 345

Indonesia quake death toll rises to more than 345”

"We are going to Singapore, we just want to get out of Indonesia to be honest", Todd said.

A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly quake struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users praising him for his unwavering faith.

Thousands have been made homeless and more than 156,000 people were evacuated or placed in shelters, particularly from the north of the island near the epicentre of the quake, which struck when many people were in local mosques for evening prayers. A distraught Muhamad Juanda said on Tuesday that "people were praying in two rows; there are about 50 people in each row so a total of 100 people praying inside the mosque". "Very quickly I shouted to the kids to run outside", Rye resident Boukje Van Den Bosch-Schmits told us by phone.

Meanwhile national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three ships were used to transfer about 1,000 people from the islands to safety, local news site Detik News reported.

The powerful quake killed at least 91 people and damaged thousands of buildings in Lombok.

Global charity Oxfam said drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.

Authorities carrying out search and rescue operations said they are having a hard time locating some people and treating the injured. since most of the island's medical resources have been damaged.

He said the death toll is still expected to increase. "The affected areas have no electricity, and hospitals are over capacity".

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Rescuers were using heavy duty cutting equipment on Tuesday to prize apart the tangled mound of debris.

On Wednesday, Mr Hendry Achmad, a rescuer from Berau Coal, was helping out at the Jami'ul Jama'ah mosque, which collapsed like a stack of pancakes. "We've got the people on the ground, experience and know the main thing we need is funding to do what we're trained to do", said Tom Howells of Save The Children.

BNPB had previously put the number of dead at 105, including two on the western neighboring island of Bali, which also felt the 6.9 magnitude quake.

Aid organisations, already on Lombok after last week's quake, said they were stepping up their humanitarian efforts.

For more on this and other news around the we turn to our Ro Aram. "All the locals were frantically running and screaming, putting on lifejackets".

No aid had arrived after the more severe natural disaster on Sunday night, he said, because of difficulty accessing the remote location.

TRT World's Aishe Jamal has more.

Speaking to the BBC, he said: "The flight was just bad".

Jennifer Montgomery-Lay, of Maple Ridge, B.C., said that she, her husband, 14-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter are stuck in Lombok after a powerful 7.0-magnitude quake hit on Sunday evening.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island.

Australia's home affairs minister tweeted that he and his delegation were safely evacuated in darkness from a Lombok hotel where they have been staying during a regional security conference.

Lombok has suffered two earthquakes now in as many weeks.



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