Woman Rescued From Rubble of Deadly Lombok Earthquake

Crack in the ground and rescue workers

Huge cracks have appeared in the ground following Sunday's earthquake

"We don't get anything", he said as he tried to retrieve documents from the remains of his home.

More than twenty-thousand locals have also fled their homes to find shelter, and the Indonesian military has sent humanitarian aid to help with the evacuation.

Lombok had already been hit by a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster on July 29 that killed 17 people and briefly stranded several hundred trekkers on the slopes of a volcano.

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. She said as of Monday afternoon, the agency has no indication of Canadians being killed or injured in the quake.

The body of 60-year-old Abdul Malik, one of at least 105 people killed in Sunday's 6.9 magnitude quake, would have to stay under the rubble for a third day.

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

A village elder said a 6.4-magnitude quake that hit Lombok a week earlier had caused countless cracks in the mosque's walls.

"As the natural disaster happened in the evening and cut power and communications in the area, a full picture of people's needs is still emerging", added the IFRC.

Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Wednesday more than 156,003 refugees had been created by the quake, a day after admitting assistance had not reached all because of road closures, and markets and shops standing empty.

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"We have yet to ask for help from the worldwide (community)".

"The United Nations stands ready to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts, if required", said his spokesman in a statement.

It said clean drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok. The majority of Lombok's tourist resorts are on the island's southern coast. Amid collapsed homes, most hotels seemed to have shut and beaches were deserted.

Long lines formed at the airport of Lombok's main town as foreign visitors cut their holidays short.

"The building swayed back and forth quite violently", he said.

"There are no flights and the airport looks like mayhem", she said.

It's a much needed moment of respite for the family - Montgomery-Lay says they've been awake for nearly 60 hours since being evacuated from their hotel room Sunday night.

"This is it for me in Indonesia".

Dutch tourist Marc Ganbuwalba injured his knee in a stampede of diners from a restaurant after the quake. "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. "It was a bit hard for them to get food or passage [to Bali], so we made a decision to transport [them] here", Benoa Port authority chief Dwiyanto said in Bali on Tuesday.

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