Lombok hit by 5.9 magnitude tremor days after deadly quake

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Kan Hyeong-woo has the latest.

Damaging aftershocks continue in Indonesia days after a powerful natural disaster hit the island of Lombak, as the country struggles to care for the injured and displaced and the death toll rises into the hundreds.

Survivors of the quake have also been shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake Thursday which caused people to flee evacuation shelters crying and screaming.

Another major natural disaster just hit the tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia, just four days after a massive magnitude-6.9 quake struck Lombok island on Sunday evening.

Almost 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.

Another Indonesian government agency has put the figure at 381, a significant increase from figure of 131 reported on Wednesday.

According to Indonesia's national disaster agency, the death toll from Sunday's quake stood at 131 as of Wednesday, but local media are reporting figures as high as 381.

Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News.

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South Korean news agency Yonhap reported 42,239 buildings had either collapsed or been badly damaged, and 156,000 people are without shelter.

"I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed", he said.

The quake was the second in a week to hit Lombok.

Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's 7.0 quake, as well as a 6.4 quake on July 29 that killed 16.

The Red Cross has said that incident, which killed at least 131 people, was "exceptionally destructive".

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless on the island.

"We have no clean water, so if we want to go to the toilet we use a small river nearby", he said, adding they needed food, bedding and medicine.

Aid had begun trickling into some of the most isolated regions by midday Thursday, officials said, but many displaced people still lack basic supplies.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

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