Second Malaysian reported killed in Lombok quake

At least 2 dead, dozens injured after Indonesia quake

The 5.8-magnitude natural disaster that jolted North Lombok District area in the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday caused two people to get killed and several others to sustain injuries, a local government official said.

Malaysia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "The Foreign Ministry has received reports that a Malaysian has died while six more are missing after a 5.8 Richter scale natural disaster struck East Lombok, Indonesia today at 2.07pm".

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Sunday's quake triggered a landslide from Mount Rinjani and hit dozens of tourists at the Tiu Kelep waterfall located in the foothills of the active volcano, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman.

The first victim was identified as Datin Tai Siew Kim, 56, a deputy executive chief editor at Sin Chew Daily, one of Malaysia's most popular Chinese newspapers; the second victim was named as Lim Sai Wah. However, her personal details have yet to be disclosed, Malay Mail reported. Her son, who was with her, is now receiving treatment at a hospital.

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The ministry expressed its condolences to the family of the victim and urged all Malaysians affected by the quake to contact its Jakarta-based Malaysian Embassy.

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

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A series of quakes and aftershocks killed 500 people in Lombok past year and caused an estimated $500 million of damage to buildings and public infrastructure. "We have had to bear with communication constraints and various other problems", he said.

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