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'. Print Edition | Subscribe