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Earthquake: Climbing Activities At Mount Kinabalu Halted For Safety Reasons

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Sabah Parks has cancelled all climbing activities at Mount Kinabalu today for safety reasons following the earthquake which hit the state.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun confirmed this in his twitter account today.

“Loose stones and borders are falling due to the tremor (from the quake),” he said.

He said the climbers’ huts at Panar Laban and Gunting Lagadan were badly damaged, but there was no report of human injury.

“Sadly, the iconic Donkey’s Ears at Mount Kinabalu may have been badly damaged, awaiting confirmation,” he tweeted.

Masidi said rescuers had been dispatched to Mount Kinabalu as there were reports of climbers trapped and injured near the mountain.

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Ranau in Sabah at 7.15 am today.

National Earthquake and Tsunami Centre said the tremors was felt in most places in Sabah, including Ranau, Tambun, Tuaran, Pedalaman, Kota Kinabalu and Kota Belud. – BERNAMA


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