Death toll after Lombok natural disaster rises to 259

Gili islands The three tiny islands are located just off the coast of Lombok

Aid agencies say the number is likely to increase dramatically as they gain access to the worst-hit parts of the island.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the latest quake at 5.9, with a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Evacuees at a shelter in northern Lombok's Tanjung district ran onto the road crying and screaming, witnesses said.

"We were stuck in the traffic while delivering aid, suddenly it felt like our vehicle was hit from behind, it was so strong", witness Sri Laksmi told AFP.

More than 345 people are now reported to have died in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude quake which struck the island of Lombok last week, and many have taken to social media to show their support or reach out to friends and family.

Authorities made announcements over loudspeakers at evacuation sites after Thursday's quake, urging people to remain calm and stay inside tents or find open space if they were inside or near buildings.

He estimated 75% of houses are damaged in some villages in east and north Lombok.

There are fears that two collapsed mosques in north Lombok had been filled with worshippers.

Since the 6.9 quake on Sunday, at least 340 aftershocks have been felt across the island including in neighbouring Bali.

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The island is a popular holiday spot and thousands of tourists have now left.

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful natural disaster, while rescuers doubled down on efforts to find the dead, pulling another body from the rubble.

But Mr Sutopo said some areas in the north had still not received any aid.

The footage of the prayer led by Imam Arafat at the Musholla As-Syuhada Mosque was being broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday night when a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster hit the neighboring Lombok Island.

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

However, writing the Indonesian word "selamat" which means "unhurt" or "to survive" triggered a celebratory animation on Facebook as it also translates as "congratulations".

"I'm still in pain from giving birth", she told AFP.

The island is in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. More than 1,000 schools have been damaged, the organization said.

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