'Just sheer panic': B.C. family stranded after Indonesia quake

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Rescue workers were also digging under the rubble of a mosque in the north of the island shattered by Sunday's 6.9 magnitude natural disaster, hopeful that at least one of four people trapped inside was still alive.

Rescuers resumed their search for survivors‚ and started the recovery of bodies in the rubble of houses‚ mosques and schools after the most recent quake.

Water, food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks. The figure was expected to rise.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island and a field hospital had been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung.

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"We are going to Singapore, we just want to get out of Indonesia to be honest", Todd said.

Large earthquakes are often followed by less-powerful aftershocks.

The Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on Twitter it had rescued more than 3,000 people from the Gilis by Monday evening and many more were yet to be evacuated. Two people were rescued from the building Monday including a woman with a broken leg, said villager Supri Yono, and three were found dead.

"The efforts to evacuate people have been intensified, but there are still a lot of problems on the ground", Mr Sutopo said. A number of mosques on that island have collapsed with worshippers inside them.

Montgomery-Lay said her family hasn't gone to the airport to try to get on a flight for fear of being stuck in the heat with her daughter's health condition.

The quake measured 7.0 magnitude has also affected other stars holidaying in the area, with Chrissy Teigen and Gary Barlow telling fans about their experience on the island. "Next time we will stay in France, or somewhere close", she said.

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"When it happened, we stood with residents in the middle of the street and watched houses collapse around us", said Yustrianda Sirio, supervisor of a group of university students from Java doing a community service program in East Lombok.

They both decided it was safer to retreat to backpackers accommodation run by a New Zealander until the situation at the beach had calmed down, he said.

"Moreover, all shops and stalls there are closed, making the economy totally crippled."

"So many people are trapped on the Gili Islands and Lombok, where only two weeks ago we were snorkelling and enjoying the handsome beaches".

The islets are renowned for their crystal clear waters that draw snorkelers and divers from all over the world.

After sleeping on the beach, the couple joined thousands of other tourists packed on to the island's beaches waiting to be evacuated.

On the winding roads running north from the airport, which lead to destroyed villages shadowed by tall palm trees, the disaster's impact was evident.

Another northern Lombok local, Sanisah, nursed her two-month-old baby girl Zilla Fithri while her husband and two other children slept on a tarpaulin in the open air.

Some held up simple cardboard signs begging for aid as ambulances and other vehicles raced by.

Rescuers have struggled to reach hard-hit areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter.

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