Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Malaysians killed, many injured by earthquake-triggered landslide on Lombok

Datin Tai Siew Kim – Bernama Datin Tai Siew Kim – Bernama
Jeannette Daniel | 18 March, 2019, 11:21

The Star reported that the quake was of 5.8-magnitude.

Malaysians in other parts of Indonesia or planning to go to Indonesia are also advised to register with the Embassy at https://goo.gl/ixYVfy, he added.

The deputy chief editor of Sin Chew Daily Tai Siew Kim was reportedly killed today in an natural disaster which hit Lombok, Indonesia.

She was reportedly there on holiday with several other Malaysians, according to Mr Nugroho.

The ministry expressed its condolences to the family of the victim and urged all Malaysians affected by the quake to contact its Jakarta-based Malaysian Embassy.

According to Deputy Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan, seven Malaysians were injured in the incident and now receiving treatment at a hospital in Lombok.

At least two people were killed and dozens injured Sunday, March 17, after an quake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok triggered a landslide, officials said.

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She was also the wife of China Press editor-in-chief, Datum Tech Yang Khoon.

"There are Malaysian tourists reported missing", he said.

The ministry said the Indonesian authorities are yet to release an official statement on the disaster.

North Lombok Regional Secretariat and Protocol chief Mujaddid Muhas in a statement said there were 40 tourists in the area when the incident occurred.

The Bayan district was one of several areas heavily damaged by a series of earthquakes that hit the island between July and August past year.

According to Bernama, a tourist agent in Mataram, Lombok, known as Pak Arno, said the Malaysian travellers were staying at a hotel in Mataram. More than 500 people were killed while more than 1,500 were injured during that disaster.

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