This post is a compilation of stories related by victims as they post it on the internet.
A powerful magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck near Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu on Borneo, cracking roads and buildings in the region and injuring climbers on the popular peak.
The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the quake, which struck at around 7:15am local time at a depth of 10 kilometres, was about 54 kilometres from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu.
Sabah earthquake: Singapore students among 16 Mount Kinabalu dead as crews search ‘river of stones’; rescuers criticised for slow response
Leaving at 2:30am for the top of Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s tallest mountain, a group of 137 climbers — including two Australians — reached the peak’s granite plateau at dawn, and had expected to be back at Laban Rata for breakfast.
But at 7:30am, that plan abruptly changed.
“We had just completed the ascent to the peak, and [we were] making our descent, taking some photos when we heard a loud crash, and felt the ground shaking,” Vee Jin Dumlao, a clinical psychologist from Sydney, told the ABC. READ MORE…..
Malaysia climber says ‘lucky to live’ as quake kills 13
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescuers on Malaysia’s highest peak on Sunday searched for six climbers after recovering 13 dead from a strong earthquake that had trapped scores of trekkers. One survivor said she waited for a rescue helicopter that never came.
Stories Of Service And Sacrifice: 12 Photos Of Local Mountain Guides Going All The Way
In the aftermath of the quake that shook Mt Kinabalu, these local heroes came to the rescue, assisting the stranded and weakened climbers back to safety amidst the damaged trail and in the darkness.
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The photo of mountain guide Rizuan Kauhinin, posted on Sabah Park’s Facebook page, has garnered over 9,000 Likes and 890 shares after three hours.
Rizuan Kauhinin was later also photographed as one of six people carrying a stretcher with a Singaporean boy who had sustained a shoulder injury.
Post earthquake, locals especially starts pointing the reason for it to the misbehavior of 10 tourist who posed nude at the peak and posted the photos on the internet. Read this…
An amateur video clip on site went viral and appeared on You tube and many social media sites.
THIS BLOG EXPRESS CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY AND NEXT OF KIN WHOSE THEIR LOVED ONES PERISHED DURING THE MOUNT KINABALU EARTHQUAKE.
THIS BLOGGER ALSO EXPRESS HIGHEST APPRECIATION TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS AND ESPECIALLY THE THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES.