A 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island has caused a landslide, killing several people, including a Malaysian. Six Malaysians were also missing.
The earthquake, which struck around 2.07pm local time on Sunday, caused a landslide that trapped about 40 tourists at the Tiu Kelep waterfall in Senaru Village, north of Lombok.
The Malaysian who was killed was identified as Sin Chew Daily’s deputy executive editor-in-chief, Datin Tai Siew Kim.
Her son, who was with her, was slightly injured and is receiving treatment at a hospital.
Tai is also the wife of China Press editor-in-chief, Datuk Teoh Yang Khoon.
“The Foreign Ministry has received reports that a Malaysian has died, while six more are missing after a 5.8 Richter scale earthquake struck East Lombok, Indonesia today at 2.07pm.
“The Ministry would like to express its condolences to the victims and their families affected,” it said in a statement.
It has been reported that effects from the earthquake were felt in north Lombok and other areas, as well as in Bali.
The statement added that search and rescue efforts were underway.
The ministry urged all Malaysians affected to contact the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta at +(6221) 522 4947 or +62 813 8081 3036.
They can also contact Wisma Putra at 03-88874570.