1. TWO KILLED AND SEVEN MALAYSIANS INJURED AMONG 22 TOURIST IN LOMBOK EARTHQUAKE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta has received reports that two Malaysian citizens were killed while seven other Malaysian citizens were seriously injured in the 5.8 Richter scale earthquake incident that struck East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia yesterday.
The two Malaysians killed in one of two earthquakes strike in Lombok, Indonesia on Sunday have been identified as Deputy Executive Editor In Chief of Sin Chew Daily, Datin Tai Siew Kim and Madam Lim Sai Wah . The Foreign Ministry confirmed Datin Tai’s and Madam Lim’s death via the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta. According to latest information, scores of people were seriously injured while almost 500 homes were destroyed .
According to Wisma Putra the six other Malaysians injured in the earth quake, are being treated at a hospital on the island.
2.FAMILIES OF CHRISTCHURCH DEAD IN AGONIZING WAIT FOR BURIALS
Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said authorities hoped to release all the bodies by Wednesday, and Police Commissioner Mike Bush said authorities were working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they could.Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos of the shootings during the first 24 hours after the massacre. The revelation in a tweet provided a chilling snapshot of how quickly provocative and often disturbing images circulate on the internet.
Thousands of people struggling to make sense of the tragedy have paid tribute to the victims at makeshift memorials in Christchurch, a leafy city of 400,000 people known for its English heritage and the river that meanders through it.