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Second earthquake hits Indonesia, rescue ops hampered

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    Lombok, Aug 7: A second strong quake, measuring 5.2, hit the Lombok island region in Indonesia, hampering rebuilding and evacuation efforts on Tuesday.

    According to reports, the aftershocks rocked the region as the Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said it expected the death toll to rise once the rubble of more than 13,000 houses was cleared away.

    Indonesias National Disaster Management Authority, at least 98 people have lost their lives, with more than 200 injured and thousands displaced. In addition, thousands of houses have been damaged, and according to news reports around 10,000 have been evacuated from the island.

    Houses damaged

    Houses damaged

    Houses damaged by an earthquake are seen in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. AP/PTI Photo

    Makeshift tents

    Makeshift tents

    People affected by an earthquake sit outside their makeshift tents in Sembalun, on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. AP/PTI

    Tourists stranded

    Tourists stranded

    Foreign tourists sleep on the floor as they are stranded at Lombok International Airport following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. AP/ PTI

    Victims feared buried

    Victims feared buried

    Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. AP/ PTI

    Usable items are salvaged

    Usable items are salvaged

    Usable items are salvaged from a home destroyed in an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Paramedic attends to villagers

    Paramedic attends to villagers

    A paramedic attends to villagers injured in an earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Kayangan on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Indonesian authorities said Monday that rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after the powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali. AP/PTI Photo

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