Lombok earthquake: Survivor chipped his way out of rubble with hammer

Mr Narto Aryadi (above) slowly chipped his way out of a collapsed mosque with a hammer from a rescuer. School teacher Ayub Yusuf was shaken like a rag doll and blown off the floor he was sitting on. The Jabal Nur mosque in Lading-Lading which collaps
The Jabal Nur mosque in Lading-Lading which collapsed in Sunday's quake.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Mr Narto Aryadi (above) slowly chipped his way out of a collapsed mosque with a hammer from a rescuer. School teacher Ayub Yusuf was shaken like a rag doll and blown off the floor he was sitting on. The Jabal Nur mosque in Lading-Lading which collaps
Mr Narto Aryadi (above) slowly chipped his way out of a collapsed mosque with a hammer from a rescuer. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Mr Narto Aryadi (above) slowly chipped his way out of a collapsed mosque with a hammer from a rescuer. School teacher Ayub Yusuf was shaken like a rag doll and blown off the floor he was sitting on. The Jabal Nur mosque in Lading-Lading which collaps
School teacher Ayub Yusuf was shaken like a rag doll and blown off the floor he was sitting on. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Middle school teacher Ayub Yusuf was shaken like a rag doll and could not stand up when the earthquake hit Lombok island on Sunday evening.

The second floor of the two-storey Nurul Hidayah mosque in North Lombok's Teluk Kodek dropped by 3m. Granite tiles on the wall fell off like torrential rain due to the magnitude-7 temblor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Survivor chipped his way out of rubble with hammer'. Subscribe