Photo Report: Rescue Teams Help Indonesia’s Quake Victims

October 4, 2009 Updated: March 14, 2012
Rescue workers unload tents and food supplies from a truck to provide to the earthquake victims. Shortage of food supplies is still a concern. (The Epoch Times)
Rescue workers unload tents and food supplies from a truck to provide to the earthquake victims. Shortage of food supplies is still a concern. (The Epoch Times)

PADANG, Indonesia—An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude devastated much of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra last week, destroying entire villages and claiming many lives. 

Official have confirmed 603 people dead; 960 are still missing in landslides.

Local and international rescue teams have arrived in the province’s capital, Padang, to help the earthquake victims. 

An excavator breaks through the walls of a collapsed local hotel. (The Epoch Times)
An excavator breaks through the walls of a collapsed local hotel. (The Epoch Times)
Photos of dead victims with unknown identity are displayed at the at M. Jamil hospital in Padang. (The Epoch Times)
Photos of dead victims with unknown identity are displayed at the at M. Jamil hospital in Padang. (The Epoch Times)
A biker passes by a collapsed building in Padang. (The Epoch Times)
A biker passes by a collapsed building in Padang. (The Epoch Times)
Rescue workers evacuate a dead body from a collapsed building. (The Epoch Times)
Rescue workers evacuate a dead body from a collapsed building. (The Epoch Times)
Injured earthquake victims are being treated in a tent near the hospital. The main hospital building collapsed in the quake. (The Epoch Times)
Injured earthquake victims are being treated in a tent near the hospital. The main hospital building collapsed in the quake. (The Epoch Times)
The body of a dead victim is taken out of the hospital to be handed to the victim's family. (The Epoch Times)
The body of a dead victim is taken out of the hospital to be handed to the victim's family. (The Epoch Times)
Quake victims fill empty buckets with water from a portable water tanker. The city's water pipeline system was destroyed in the quake. (The Epoch Times)
Quake victims fill empty buckets with water from a portable water tanker. The city's water pipeline system was destroyed in the quake. (The Epoch Times)