Indonesia hit with another earthquake, causing buildings to fall

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He also says they're continuing to look for people with untreated injuries. An interagency meeting will be held Friday to compare information, Nugroho said.

Local authorities, global relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north and east of Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake.

Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday.

A 5.9 magnitude natural disaster hit the Indonesian island of Lombok Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey, an area already struggling to recover from a massive quake that hit Sunday. "Where should we go if we have no house anymore, nowhere to live?" said the mother of 15- and 9-year-old girls. We're all relying on the government to help.

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"The death toll rose to 164 people with at least 1,400 people seriously injured and 156,000 displaced", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

There is a dire need for medical staff and "long-term aid", especially food and medicine in the worst-hit areas, government officials said.

With hospitals and clinics also affected, numerous injured have had to be treated in the open air or in makeshift clinics.

A woman's body was recovered from the rubble of a collapsed mosque on Wednesday morning in Bangsal district in the north of the island.

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Workers with heavy machinery are searching the rubble of homes, schools and mosques, with hope of finding any survivors fading.

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

This video shows hundreds of people being evacuated from the Gili Islands, an archipelago near northwest Lombok, on Monday, August 6, after the quake.

Like its famous neighbour Bali, Lombok is known for beaches, mountains and a lush interior. More than 120,000 Indonesians were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, which led to a total death toll of 226,000 people in 13 countries.

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