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Scenes of devastation

Houses in North Lombok were utterly devastated following the quake (AP)

In pictures: Rescuers struggling to reach survivors of deadly Indonesian earthquake

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Rescuers are still struggling to reach survivors of the deadly Indonesian earthquake that has killed at least 91 people.

The Indonesian tourist island of Lombok has been hit by its second deadly earthquake in a week, that has flattened houses and toppled bridges.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference that damage was ‘massive’ in northern Lombok.

In several districts, more than half of homes were destroyed or severely damaged.

Some areas still had not been reached, with rescuers battling against collapsed bridges, electricity blackouts and damaged roads blocked with debris.

Thousands of homes and buildings were damaged and 20,000 people are in temporary shelters.

The quake, measured at magnitude 7.0 by Indonesian authorities and a still-powerful 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck early on Sunday evening at a fairly shallow depth of six miles in the northern part of Lombok.