Quake-triggered landslide kills two on Indonesia’s Lombok

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Fourteen Indonesians and 22 other Malaysians were rescued from the waterfall site, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster agency.

At least two people were killed and dozens injured Sunday, March 17, after an quake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok triggered a landslide, officials said.

Suminggah said he had been informed that the body of the second Malaysian to have died is wedged between rocks and can only be removed on Monday.

The Malaysian who was killed was identified as Sin Chew Daily's deputy executive editor-in-chief Datin Tai Siew Kim. Her body was found stuck amidst debris that had fallen near the Tiu Kelep waterfall sightseeing spot.

The natural disaster was felt across the island, panicking residents still recovering from a major quake last August that killed more than 300 people and left thousands homeless.

The disaster agency said the two people who died were both Malaysians, but state news agency Antara reported only one was a Malaysian national.

At least five people have been killed and 30 injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Lombok Island

The 5.5-magnitude quake is thought to have caused the landslide at the Tiu Kelep waterfall in the north of the island.

"There were about 40 tourists affected by the landslide around the area".

In a later statement, the Malaysian Embassy said its officials had arrived in Lombok on Monday morning to provide consular assistance to the survivors.

Four ambulances attended the scene, as well as medical and rescue personnel to help the victims. "We can not be sure yet, the evacuation is still underway", Rum said.

The Bayan district was one of several areas heavily damaged by a series of earthquakes that hit the island between July and August a year ago.

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