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National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll from the magnitude-7 quake that struck the island on Sunday evening has risen from 91 to 98, including two deaths in Bali and 236 injured.

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

People ride motorcycles along a street next to collapsed shops after an quake hit on Sunday in Pemenang, Lombok island, Indonesia, August 7, 2018.

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AFP reported that the shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and destroyed thousands of buildings in Lombok on Sunday‚ just days after another deadly tremor surged through the holiday island and killed 17.

"We've got the people on the ground, experience and know the main thing we need is funding to do what we're trained to do", said Tom Howells of Save The Children.

He said the joint team, made up of rescue workers and military personnel, combed through collapsed buildings to look for victims still trapped in the rubble in the most affected areas in North Lombok Regency and West Lombok Regency.

The Indonesia government confirmed the death toll had risen to 142 with "hundreds" more injured on the island.

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The epicentre of the quake was in northern Lombok, a more residential, less developed part of the island. Nugroho said authorities had deployed three ships to evacuate people who were packed on the 16-square-kilometre beach.

Boats arrive at shore to evacuate people on the island of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia, August 6, 2018, in this still image taken from a drone video obtained from social media.

Thousands of tourists have left Lombok since Sunday fearing further earthquakes.

After the initial natural disaster, further aftershocks - including one just 1km off the coast of the island - caused further destruction, toppling buildings and causing injuries and deaths.

"In some villages we visited the destruction was nearly 100 per cent, all houses collapsed, roads are cracked and bridges were broken", said Arifin Muhammad Hadi, a spokesman for the Indonesian Red Cross.

Some 4,600 tourists have been evacuated from the Gili Islands, three tiny, coral-fringed tropical islands that lie off the northwest coast of Lombok and are popular with backpackers and divers.

Lombok airport's general manager said airlines had laid on extra flights and his staff had been providing blankets and snacks.

"So many people are trapped on the Gili Islands and Lombok, where only two weeks ago we were snorkelling and enjoying the lovely beaches".

The country sits on the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes occur. In December 2004, a magnitude-9.1 natural disaster off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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