Thousands of people injured in the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday evening (05/08) have been spending the nights under the open sky over fears that the numerous aftershocks may cause more buildings to collapse.
Beside food and clean water, the patients – mainly the elderly, women and children – are also in dire need of tarpaulins and blankets. Some have suffered broken bones and bruises after being struck by falling debris.
A shortage of transportation vehicles from the main ports and airports on the island is also results in an uneven distribution of logistical supplies in North Lombok district, which was hardest hit by the earthquake.
Tanjung Public Hospital in North Lombok also has a shortage of medical personnel, who are overwhelmed by the sheer number of patients. Police officers and members of the Indonesian Military are assisting where possible.
At least 105 people have died, 236 were injured and more than 84,000 were left homeless by the disaster, according to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).
Most of those injured in Sunday evening's earthquake in Lombok are elderly people, women and children. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Police officers evacuating an elderly man on Tuesday, two days after the deadly earthquake. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residents trying to salvage personal items from the ruins of their home in North Lombok on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman consoles a child after she was evacuated by members of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) in North Lombok on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child sits next to his mother's body in Tanjung Public Hospital in North Lombok on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman reads the Koran beside a young patient at Lombok Public hospital on Monday, while aftershocks were still occurring. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients sleep outside Lombok Public Hospital on Monday night to avoid being struck by debris during aftershocks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A member of the Indonesian Military (TNI) assists medical personnel treating an earthquake victim in North Lombok on Tuesday. Most patients are from the district. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman receives medical treatment at Lombok Public Hospital in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A police officer feeds an earthquake victim in North Lombok. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman breastfeeding her child at Lombok Public Hospital. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)