Malaysia earthquake 6.0, 40 missing

About 120 climbers and 40 local guides appear to be unable to descend from the Kinabalu summit, due to the Friday morning earthquake.

Malaysia earthquake 6.0, 40 missing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Rockfalls at Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Borneo Island, have left more than 160 people stranded on the peak, with some injured, according to officials. Forty people have been reported missing.

"It’s very tricky now,” Sabah state tourism minister Masid. “We can't land a helicopter up there because visibility is so bad, but the people can't come down on their own because the main route is now impassable."

The rescue operation “Op Gempa” has already led to 29 climbers being brought down from the 4,095-metre mountain, local police said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2015, 17:53