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Photo Report:  The Horses Of Gili T Suffer in Earthquake

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One of the many things Gili T is famous for is its horses - there are no cars on the island and along with bikes, they are the best way to get around. Gili T resident & DIVE photographer Alfie Minnaar reports on how they coped with the earthquake

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After the quake on Sunday many of the horses were found roaming the streets

17.14 Because the horses had to be let loose some of them started fighting each other

Those that had been corralled inland were extremely distressed by the earthquake and the lack of drinking water

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Some took to attacking each other - see the bite scars on this horse

17.5.1 Bike broke fixing it on the way to the horses. LEft Terry Smith Women Tina Smith Cap Backwards Niel Baxter and Mans Olsson

Dive guides fix a bike on the way to give water to the horses

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The horses were desperate for drinking water

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It was decided to evacuate to Lombok most of the island's working horses

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However, getting them onto boats wasn't easy

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Getting the jittery horses on board

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Some were more reluctant than others

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Once on board, the horses settled down 

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Heading for Lombok

Alfie is one of around 30 dive professional who has stayed on the island to help with repairs. We will be posting regular reports from him over the next few days.

Most of the local workers on Gili T come from the nearby island of Lombok which was the epicentre of last Sunday's 6.9-quake. Nearly 250 are reported to have been killed on Lombok, 120,000 at least are homeless and homes and businesses have been extensively destroyed in the northern part of the island.

The dive centres have set up funding pages to help their staff and their families.

Funding pages: Blue Marlin www.gofundme.com/earthquake-relief-for-blue-marlin, Dive Central www.gofundme.com/rebuild-the-dcg-boys-homes, Trawangan Dive  www.gofundme.com/earthquake-relief-trawangan-dive and Manta Dive www.gofundme.com/earthquake-relief-manta-dive-staff?member=568424

 

 

 

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