Indonesia natural disaster: Death toll tops 100 as thousands wait for aid

Bikes are seen covered in debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar

Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia's Lombok island after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week.

"We have yet to ask for help from the global (community)". "It took many hours but we're thankful it worked and this person was found alive".

"We don't have the luxury of going to the airport and waiting for hours on end", she said.

Purwanto, in his response, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and the minister in particular for identifying with his country at the moment of pains.

This latest quake came a week after a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster jolted the same area, which left more than a dozen people dead, over 150 people injured and thousands displaced.

People were said to be performing evening prayers when the roof caved in on top of them.

What was supposed to be a bucket-list family trip after her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer, turned into a harrowing tale of survival mode as a powerful natural disaster hit Indonesia leaving the family stuck on a popular tourist island, said a British Columbia woman.

French tourist Laurent Smadja, who had been on Gilli Meno, the smallest of the three islands, described scenes of chaos and confusion in the aftermath of the quake as holidaymakers jostled to leave.

"We can help tourists to get to the airport but of course we can't buy them tickets for free", he said, adding that authorities were providing free accommodation, food and transport to those in need. "And if people could please donate, a lot of money will be needed to rebuild all this and make the children here feel safe again cause they have nowhere else to go".

In the north of Lombok, the earthquake's epicenter, rescuers were holding out hope that more people would be pulled alive from the wreckage of thousands of buildings that collapsed.

Locals view the devastation of a collapsed Jamiul Jamaah Mosque in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia.

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.

With not enough boats to evacuate tourists quickly and too few planes to fly them out of Lombok, many visitors were forced to wait for hours or camp on beaches and on the floor of the worldwide airport in Mataram.

Evacuations from Lombok continue.

"There has been no help at all here", said 36-year-old Multazam, who was staying with hundreds of others under tarpaulins on a dry paddy field outside West Pemenang village.

"We were glad to be able to get on the boats".

A spokesman for Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Arifin Hadi said Australia, through the department of Foreign Affairs and the Australian Red Cross, had promised $150,000, China's embassy had donated $US100,000, USAID had given $US60,000 and the International Red Cross 211,000 Swiss francs.

More than 20,000 people are believed to have been made homeless on Lombok, with 236 severely injured, and authorities have appealed for more medical personnel and basic supplies.

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