Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok, buildings collapse

This photograph, taken by Gibratlarian Sarah Perera, shows the dramatic evacuation of people from Gili Trawangan after it was hit by an natural disaster on Sunday.

The quake, which struck on Sunday evening near the neighbouring island of Lombok, killed scores of people and injured many more.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that at least 131 people were killed in Sunday's quake, but other agencies say the death toll has risen to more than 300.

"There have been 355 aftershocks since Sunday", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's quake.

The death toll from Monday's 6.9 magnitude quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen dramatically overnight to 347, with state-run news agency Antara issuing the new figure.

The government says more than 1400 people were injured and more than 156,000 displaced.

Workers with heavy machinery are searching the rubble of homes, schools and mosques, with hope of finding any survivors fading.

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The military said that five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers left Jakarta for the island early on Wednesday.

'We have limited human resources.

'We still have supplies for the next few days, but I'm not sure about after that, ' Billa Rabbani, a spokeswoman from the Peduli Anak orphanage, told AFP.

Indonesia's national disaster agency is insisting the death toll from the Lombok quake still stands at 131 after other government agencies including the military gave much higher figures.

Rescuers have found three bodies and also managed to pull one man alive from the twisted wreckage of one mosque in Lading Lading village, while at least one body has been spotted under the rubble in Pemenang.

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

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