Aftershock measuring 6.2 is third quake to hit Lombok in week

Lombok has been hit by another earthquake

GETTY DS LOMBOK EARTHQUAKE The Indonesian island has again been hit by tremors

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.

Indonesia's national disaster agency has the official figure at 131 following the 7.0 magnitude quake which struck the north of the island - and also caused fatalities in neighbouring Bali. That number is expected to rise.

Many buildings still standing on the island have been weakened.

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"We still need long-term aid, even though we have already received help from various (regional) governments", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Almost 2,500 people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and upwards of 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.

He said victims can be counted several times because of the common practice of people in Indonesia using several names and noted that families of victims are entitled to financial compensation from the government when a death is confirmed.

Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns.

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Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island.

Cleanup and rescue efforts are still continuing on the island, following the previous quakes.

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

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

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

Most people live in basic housing in small communities.

Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open.

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