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Indonesia’s Lombok quake toll hits 436 as rebuilding begins

A view of temporary shelters at North Lombok villages after the 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit in Lombok. Photo: Getty
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The death toll from a devastating earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen to 436, the country’s disaster management agency says.

More than 1350 people were injured and 352,000 have been displaced after the August 5 quake, agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.

Losses as a result of the disaster are estimated at 5.04 trillion rupiah ($A474 million), he said.

Search efforts have been complicated by a string of aftershocks, including a 6.2 magnitude quake last Thursday.

Vehicles use the road damaged at Kayangan after the second aftershock on August 12. Photo: Getty

Aid and volunteers continue to arrive on the island to help the displaced, but efforts have been stymied by the limited number of vehicles available for transport duties, he said.

Tens of thousands of buildings are damaged, including at least 67,000 houses, 606 schools, three hospitals, 65 mosques and six bridges.

Villagers pull down their damaged homes before they can start rebuilding. Photo: Getty