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Malaysian killed in Lombok landslide

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A Malaysian has been killed by an earthquake-triggered landslide at the Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Lombok, Indonesia.

The deceased was 56-year-old Sin Chew Daily deputy executive editor Tai Siew Kim, according to Bernama.

The Foreign Ministry, which confirmed Tai's death, expressed its condolences to her family, and urged all affected Malaysians to reach out to the embassy in Indonesia.

"The Foreign Ministry advises all Malaysians to report themselves to the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta and abide the instructions of local authorities," it said.

The embassy can also be contacted at +62 81380813036 and emailed at [email protected].

Earlier, Bernama reported that 22 Malaysian tourists were trapped when the landslide occurred at the waterfall in north Lombok. All have since been found.

According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management, the disaster injured 44 people and destroyed 500 houses.

The landslide was caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake 24km northeast of east Lombok that struck 2.07pm local time, followed by a 5.2-magnitude aftershock minutes later.

The report, quoting North Lombok Regional Secretariat and Protocol chief Mujaddid Muhas, said at least 40 tourists were in the area at the time.

Two are confirmed dead, including Tai.

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