Earthquake At Mount Kinabalu
It is a sad news to find out that 19 people had died in the earthquake on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. Out of which many were 12 year old Singapore's Tanjong Katong Primary School students and their teachers. The mountain guides and local authority are still looking for 6 missing pupils and 2 teachers.
For latest news and updates of search you can follow:
Singapore Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat's Facebook PageTwitter of Masidi Manjun, @MasidiM, Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment, Sabah (Malaysia)Sabah Tourism Board on the accessibility of Mount KinabaluThe Star Online (Malaysia) on Sabah QuakeThe Straights Times on Sabah QuakeSin Chew Daily (in Mandarin) on the earthquake in SabahBBC news on Malaysia mountain quakeAustralia's ABC News on Malaysia EarthquakeCNN on Sabah earthquake
Other records of the earthquake on Mount Kinabalu
Survived climbers' account of the incident
An account of the Via Ferrata route taken by the Tanjong Katong Primary School studentsAnother account from the operator of the Vie Ferrata trekAn account from a survivor of the earthquake on the heroic local mountain guidesStories of the unsung hero, local mountain guides
More specific updates or information
Singapore news on the return of students. In total there were 87 students from 3 Singapore's primary schools, out of nearly 200 climbers, on the mountain when the quake struck. A list of aftershock account from Sin Chew DailyThe worst hit mid-way accommodation, Panar Laban, before the quake. The hut is just a few hundred meters above Laban Rata.
This photo is taken in 2011. Standing on the end of the plateau of the summit looking down to Sayat Sayat checkpoint (the last checkpoint before summit). At the far right of the photo you can see people descended slowly from the slope.
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