Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll hits 98

Shanmugam caught in Lombok earthquake that killed 82:

An injured person is carried to a makeshift ward outside the Moh.

"We don't know for sure how many people are alive under the rubble", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) told reporters in Jakarta.

Salama, 52, was at a prayer class in the mosque of Karangpangsor village when the 6.9-magnitude quake struck the tropical holiday island on Sunday evening, killing more than 100 people and leaving thousands homeless as buildings collapsed.

While two excavators have been deployed to clear debris from the collapsed mosque, no new survivors have been found.

Still, government assistance was barely a trickle in the west Lombok village of Kekait where Zulas Triani, an elementary school teacher who was sharing a tent with 30 others, said they had received only a basket with three noodle packets, five eggs and a small ration of water. 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. Emergency services were still working in the area to locate survivors and recover bodies. Authorities said an earlier toll of seven dead was incorrect.

Behind him, a dozen rescuers were drilling into a flattened concrete wall.

The agency also said 132 aftershocks had been recorded.

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Apart from that, tourism recovery in Lombok may take three to six months due to damages in tourism infrastructure and accommodations following the powerful quake, he said. 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.

Seven Indonesian holidaymakers died on the largest of the three islands, Gili Trawangan, while another local woman died on nearby Bali.

"We slept in a bungalow until another quake hit us at midnight and then we moved to the beach", she said.

Lombok airport's general manager said airlines had laid on extra flights and his staff had been providing blankets and snacks. Many hotels closed because of damage but some allowed travelers to camp in their lobbies. "It was a nightmare in my life".

Rebecca McConnell, 26, was on nearby Bali when the natural disaster struck and spoke to the Irish Independent about the "sheer terror" she felt as Sunday evening's quake hit. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

"I got talking with a local and he explained how Indonesia is in the "ring of fire" and therefore prone to earthquakes". In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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