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Evacuation of 179 Malaysians in Lombok

August 7, 2018 2:30 AM
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Evacuation of 179 Malaysians in Lombok

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Embassy has managed to locate 179 Malaysians in Lombok and they are reported to be safe.

As of 10pm yesterday, the embassy said the Malaysians were in various parts of Lombok, especially in Gili Trawangan.

"Some Malaysians have headed home via the Lombok International Airport while some also headed to Bali to take flights via the Ngurah Rai International Airport," the embassy said in a statement.

"Embassy officers are in Lombok and Bali to give consular assistance."

The evacuation of Malaysians and others to Bangsal Port by Indonesian authorities had to be postponed yesterday but will resume today.

"Malaysians who lost their travel documents are advised to contact embassy officers," the statement said.

Malaysians in Lombok were also advised to follow the instructions of Indonesian authorities and to avoid high risk areas including damaged buildings.

"Those who planned to head to Lombok in the near future should keep up to date with the latest happenings and register with the embassy," it said.

A powerful earthquake rocked Lombok on Sunday, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.

Malaysians in Lombok who are in need of consular assistance can call +62 2152 24947 or WhatsApp +62 813808 13036 or email mwjakarta@kln.gov.my/ jkonsular@gmail.com.

The Indonesian authorities has also set up a hotline at Foreign Visitor Helpdesk: +6287864124151, NTB Tourism Crisis Center: +6281285360608 or +6281221702739.

Source: thesundaily.my

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