Tag Archives: Earthquake

LOCAL CLIMBER: MT KINABALU IS NOT A PLACE FOR CHILDREN!

When the news first broke, I thought the Primary school pupils were there to just visit the park and not climb the mountain. When my friend confirmed with me the children were really there to climb the mountain, I was like 'What the f**k?" And when I found out they were doing the descent via Ferrata, I was 'What the flying f**k!" So don't make it sound like the trip was suitable for 12 year olds.

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MORE THAN 80 EARTHQUAKES HAVE HIT SABAH SINCE 1897

Sabah, particularly in the north and northeast of the state, has been experiencing no less than 80 earthquakes since 1897, with the latest occurring today. Minerals and Geoscience Department director-general Datuk Yunus Abdul Razak said the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, with the center located 16 kilometres from Ranau, was the strongest earthquake recorded so far in Malaysia.

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BODY OF S’POREAN FEMALE STUDENT RECOVERED FROM MOUNT KINABALU AFTER SABAH QUAKE

Two bodies, believed to be of a local guide and a Singaporean tourist, have been recovered from Mount Kinabalu following a 6.0-magnitude quake that hit Sabah early this morning. The second body, believed to be that of a female Singaporean student, arrived about 8.45pm. Malaysian doctor Dr Redzlan Abdul Rahman earlier said he had checked the body of a Singaporean female and could not find a pulse.

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SOME SINGAPOREANS DONATE “USELESS JUNK” TO NEPAL QUAKE VICTIMS

During a donation drive to collect items for Nepal earthquake survivors, warehouse logistics boss Edmund Chew received old bras, expired medicine, puzzle sets and even expired bird's nest- none of which was any use. The 60-year-old managing director of Astrans on Wednesday stressed the importance of sending items useful to disaster victims, saying: "They need survival items more urgently.

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AID WORKER: PLEASE DON’T DONATE USELESS ITEMS TO NEPAL

Mr Edmund Chew received items like expired medicine and puzzle sets – none of which would be of use – in a donation drive for Nepal earthquake survivors. This is why it is important to raise awareness on what items are useful for disaster victims, said Mr Chew, who ships items from his warehouse logistics company to Nepal.

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COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN AID TO NEPAL AFTER QUAKE

Countries around the world have launched massive aid operations to help victims of the Nepal earthquake, but distribution of aid faces challenges as Nepal is still trying to come to terms with the scale of the disaster. With over 4,400 dead, 8,000 injured and 8 million people across Nepal affected, numerous aid groups and at least 16 nations have rushed to send supplies and workers to the stricken country.

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