Stretched to breaking point and with so many dead bodies and body parts to identify, Sanglar Hospital Morgue struggled to cope. The Australian Defence Force quickly flew refrigerated containers to Bali from Darwin so that the remains of the deceased could be stored without perishing. But before they arrived volunteers and staff from Indonesian Red Cross such as Ayra Utama, pictured above, played a vital role keeping the bodies cool. Forming a human chain they passed buckets of ice from person to person to place on the dead bodies. It was an act of tender human kindness at a time of intense anguish and emotion that moved many who witnessed it to tears.
'Bali receives ambulances from Australian Red Cross,' by Ian Woolverton, International Red Cross