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The Gili islands is located just off the coast of Lombok

The Gili islands is located just off the coast of Lombok

But disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement the information from those sources was incomplete and hadn't been cross-checked for duplication.

He has said several times that the number of deaths will increase.

Meanwhile the death toll from the powerful quake continues to rise, with 347 people now reported dead, according to CNN.

Water, which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell on the island, as well as food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks.

The death toll from last weekend's powerful quake on Indonesia's Lombok Island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors.

The military said five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers left Jakarta for the island early Wednesday. Almost 100 people were killed, 236 injured and 20 000 others left homeless. We are all frustrated to live like this - in a tent without certainty.

"I don't know how to rebuild on my own. I do hope the government can help", she said.

Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open.

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

Local authorities, worldwide 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.

Rescuers have found three bodies and also managed to pull one man alive from the twisted wreckage of the mosque, reduced to a pile of concrete and metal bars, with its towering green dome folded in on itself.

Thousands of tourists have left Lombok since Sunday's 6.9 magnitude quake, fearing further tremors.

Indonesia's national disaster agency is insisting the death toll from the Lombok quake still stands at 131 after other government agencies including the military gave much higher figures.

Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is regularly hit by earthquakes. 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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