06/6/15 7:48 AM

Massive Earthquake in Malaysia; 11 Dead

KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA:  This undated photo shows Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia's highest peak, in East Malaysia's state of Sabah. A Malaysian rescue team has found signs that 17-year-old British girl Ellie James who got lost on Mount Kinabalu for six days may still be alive.  Ellie, on holiday from Cornwall, England became separated from her family August 16 2001 while descending the 4,101 metre (13,454 feet) Mount Kinabalu in bad weather. She wandered off with her 15-year-old brother Henry, but he was found six hours later by rescuers. A special 20-man disaster relief team from Kuala Lumpur arrived 21 August 2001 and joined some 70 rescuers, including police, troops and volunteers, to comb the foggy jungle as they continue their search.    AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)

 

A massive mountain earthquake that occurred in Malaysia killed 11 people. 17 people are found missing. The quake occurred in Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest peaks in southeast Asia, said authorities. Bodies of a 12 year old Singaporean girl and her guide were recovered, officials said. Citizens of Singapore, 6 Malaysians, one each from China, Philippines and Japan were found to be missing. The area that 54 km away from Kinabalu is identified as the region where earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 5.9 o Richter scale, that triggered landslide on the mountain, killing mountaineers.

 

 

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