Destruction of Lombok earthquake laid bare in alarming photographs
The aftermath of the Lombok earthquake has been laid bare in alarming photographs showing the extent of the destruction on the tropical island.
The 6.9 earthquake on Sunday was followed by another 5.2 magnitude quake on Monday, a 5.4 on Tuesday, and a 6.2 on Thursday, in addition to hundreds of aftershocks.
According to local media the death toll has now risen to 347 with that figure set to rise as rescue teams continue to uncover those buried in the rubble.
The island is now facing a humanitarian crisis, with thousands now left without clean water, food, medicine and shelter.
Photographer Sahlan Kurniawan, 43, has captured the impact of the quake on the lives of both tourists and locals.
Sahlan said: “The damage is very bad, more than 50 percent of buildings have been destroyed.
“When the aftershocks came people panicked, everyone was just trying to save themselves.
“It’s pretty alarming, because there are still areas that have not been evacuated because of a lack of resources or access.”
The 35-year-old’s photographs shows an aerial vision of residents climbing on top of the rubble that remains of their home to check what can be salvaged.
Elsewhere, displaced people carry an injured elderly woman and pray inside a temporary shelter.
Meanwhile, thousands of tourists are still stranded in airports across the island.