Malaysian among five killed in earthquake-triggered landslide in Lombok

A resident of Montong Gading district, East Lombok, stands by her collapsed house after an earthquake on Sunday. - Pic from Jakarta Post

A resident of Montong Gading district, East Lombok, stands by her collapsed house after an earthquake on Sunday. – Pic from Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, has caused a landslide in North Lombok regency, killing at least five people including a Malaysian and injuring more than 30 – most of whom were foreign and domestic tourists.

According to a statement issued by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency on Sunday (March 17) afternoon, a 5.4-magnitude tectonic earthquake jolted East Lombok regency.