Nearly 350 people have died in Lombok earthquake with that figure expected to soar again. 1,447 people have been injured and 165,003 displaced

THE death toll from the Lombok earthquake tragedy has risen dramatically overnight as official reports claim nearly 350 people have died, with that figure expected to soar again.

Most of the people died in Kayangan, on the north side of the island, according to the state-run Antara news agency.

The national disaster agency has stood by its latest death toll of 131 from the quake despite other government agencies including the military reporting much higher figures.

The governor of the province that includes Lombok, the military and the national search and rescue agency issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381.

Another 1,447 people have been injured and 165,003 displaced.

Source: Lombok earthquake death toll continues to rise as rescue efforts ramp up | PerthNow