A woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Tuesday, two days after a powerful natural disaster that killed dozens, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless.
Volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday evening.
TANJUNG, Indonesia (UPDATED) - The death toll from a powerful natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, August 8, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.
Indonesian authorities said Monday that rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after the powerful quake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali. Authorities say the death toll of 131 is likely to rise.
An estimate of 156,000 residents are believed to have been displaced due to extensive damage to homes.
It had taken at least an hour to free her from underneath the wall, he said, with the help of relatives.
A British tourist on the small Gili islands off the coast of Lombok described the panic that ensued to The Guardian: "The most terrifying part was the tsunami warning that followed".
It said clean drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.
The newspaper quoted a source as saying: "They certainly felt the natural disaster".
Officials said more than 2,000 people were evacuated from the Gili Islands on Monday. "He asked me for help, but I couldn't help him, we just ran to help ourselves", Johriah, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP tearfully.
Priva Bell, the Indonesia Response Team Coordinator at Mercy Corps, told Euronews: "We already know that many people have lost access to water, and are in need of shelter".
A total of 8381 tourists, locals and workers of hotels and resorts on the three Gili islands - Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno - had been evacuated as of late afternoon on Tuesday, BNPB said.
This was the second deadly quake in a week to strike Lombok.
"We have provided some supplies: tents and lighting and food", Ms Bishop said.
Like its famous neighbor Bali, Lombok is known for beaches, mountains and a lush interior.
This reporter saw collapsed buildings, damaged roads, broken water pipes and crushed vehicles, and met survivors who shared stories of hope and despair. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.
An Indonesian man examines the remains of houses, after a 6.4 magnitude quake struck, in Lombok on 29 July, 2018.
The Bali and Lombok airports have stayed open.
Visiting the island as a "bucket-list" trip for their daughter Logan, who has cancer, the family felt trapped in their hotel room as more than 130 aftershocks hit the island following the quake.