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Climbers die in Malaysia quake

Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 00:53

At least 11 climbers are dead and others missing after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake triggered landslides on Mount Kinabalu. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Hikers return safely to a registration centre in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Sabah region of Malaysia on Friday. At least 11 climbers are known to have died in landslides unleashed by the quake. Another eight are missing. Climbers from 16 countries were stranded on the mountain on Borneo Island when the quake hit. Sabah's deputy chief minister is blaming European tourists who disrespected local customs by stripping naked near the summit for the tragedy, according to local media reports. (SOUNDBITE)(Bahasa Malaysia) JOSEPH PAIRIN KITINGAN, SABAH DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, SAYING: "They must have to face at least the native court. To us they have broken the native laws." Officials said all climbing activities on Mount Kinabalu would be halted for three weeks from June 6th because of the quake.

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Climbers die in Malaysia quake

Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 00:53