Man saved from quake-flattened mosque on Indonesia island


LADING-LADING, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesian soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an earthquake, while thousands of homeless locals wait for aid and stranded tourists camp at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels.

The north of the island of Lombok has been devastated by the magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Sunday night and rescuers are faced with thousands of damaged buildings while still struggling to reach all the affected areas.

Video shot by a soldier shows rescuers shouting “Thank God” as a man is pulled from a space under the Jabal Nur mosque’s flattened roof Monday. “You’re safe, mister,” says one of the soldiers as emotion overcomes the saved man.

A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn’t yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Authorities expect the death toll, which stood at 98 on Tuesday, to rise.

A resident carries goods on her head at a temporary shelter in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A resident carries goods on her head at a temporary shelter in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A resident carries goods on her head at a temporary shelter in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn’t yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A doctor examines children injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Tanjung on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

A doctor examines children injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Tanjung on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

A doctor examines children injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Tanjung on Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn’t reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Foreign tourists sleep on the floor as they are stranded at Lombok International Airport following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Niniek Karmini)

Foreign tourists sleep on the floor as they are stranded at Lombok International Airport following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Niniek Karmini)

Foreign tourists sleep on the floor as they are stranded at Lombok International Airport following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn’t reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Niniek Karmini)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn’t reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

Rescuers search for victims feared buried under the rubble of a building flattened by an earthquake in Tanjung, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn’t reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)

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Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble caused by an earthquake at a Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble caused by an earthquake at a Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble caused by an earthquake at a Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A motorist rides past a house heavily damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A motorist rides past a house heavily damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A motorist rides past a house heavily damaged by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Thousands left homeless by the powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn’t yet reached all devastated areas. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

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