Another quake rocks Lombok; Death toll at 259

British holidaymakers have told of panic and confusion as they waited to be evacuated from Gili

On Sunday, a powerful 6.9-magnitude natural disaster devastated the tourist island, which has led to the deaths of at least 347 as of Thursday, according to the state-run Antara news agency.

The quake which hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday evening killed at least 347 people, and officials say the death toll is likely to increase.

The powerful magnitude-6.9 quake that struck the island on Sunday has left tens of thousands of people homeless and tourists stranded in airports. The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said that yesterday's aftershock, one of the more than 300 registered by that entity, was the strongest one, although it did not have to activate the tsunami warning.

Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief.

Thursday's quake could be felt on Bali, another popular Indonesian resort island west of Lombok.

The number of confirmed deaths from Sunday's horror quake has risen to 259.

State-run news agency Antara reported overnight 347 had been killed by the quake, but Nugroho said the tally was incomplete and unverified.

The island was still recovering after two other recent earthquakes when the tremor happened.

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Muhammad Zainul Majdi, governor of the West Nusa Tenggara region which covers Lombok, said there was a dire need for medical staff, food and medicine in the worst-hit places.

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

A witness said the latest quake sent people into the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.

The Indonesian archipelago is situated along the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", an area known for its intense seismic and volcanic activity, which produce about 7,000 earthquakes each year, most of which are of moderate magnitude.

"Aid is being distributed as quickly as possible upon arrival", Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the agency said in a statement, adding that hundreds of volunteers were assisting the efforts.

"We lack the infrastructure to perform operations because (they) need to be performed in a sterile place", Wibowo told AFP.

The Red Cross previously said aid was struggling to reach the northern parts of the island due to debris from the quake and the ongoing risk of landslides. He also says they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries.

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