Photo Report: The Horses Of Gili T Suffer in Earthquake
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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More from Gili Trawangan:
- Aftermath of the earthquake
- Earthquake clear-up begins
- Medical help for locals
- Helping out the neighbours
After the quake on Sunday many of the horses were found roaming the streets
Those that had been corralled inland were extremely distressed by the earthquake and the lack of drinking water
Some took to attacking each other - see the bite scars on this horse
Dive guides fix a bike on the way to give water to the horses
The horses were desperate for drinking water
It was decided to evacuate to Lombok most of the island's working horses
However, getting them onto boats wasn't easy
Getting the jittery horses on board
Some were more reluctant than others
Once on board, the horses settled down
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