Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

Almost 1,500 people are in hospital with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

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

At least 347 people have been confirmed dead after a 6.9-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia, according to local media, citing an emergency official.

Authorities are still searching through the rubble left behind on Lombok Island, still hoping to find survivors.

A strong quake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia's Lombok island, causing buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the Southeast Asian nation's meteorology and geophysics agency.

The governor of the province that includes Lombok, the military, the national search and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok issued different death tolls on Wednesday that ranged from 226 to 381.

A magnitude 6.4 natural disaster on July 29 killed 16 people and cracked and weakened many structures, amplifying the damage that occurred in Monday's quake.

Kurniawan Eko Wibowo, a doctor at the field hospital, said most patients had broken bones and head injuries.

"I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed". Nugroho said thousands of buildings had been damaged, according to the report.

The West Sumatra government has donated one tonne of its most famous culinary export, beef rendang - a slow-cooked coconut curry.

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

"We have no clean water, so if we want to go to the toilet we use a small river nearby", he said, adding they needed food, bedding and medicine.

'We still have supplies for the next few days, but I'm not sure about after that, ' Billa Rabbani, a spokeswoman from the Peduli Anak orphanage, told AFP.

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

A green and yellow dome rested on the pile of rubble, the only part of the structure still intact.

Meanwhile, the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the Gili Islands - three tiny, coral-fringed tropical islands off the northwest coast of Lombok - has finished, officials said.

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