KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman died after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday.
Siti Nur Ismawida, 30, was believed to be located at the foot of Mount Rinjani when the quake struck.
Climber Khairul Azim, 32, said the victim was part of a small group of climbers who descended the mountain before his. It was reported earlier that his group suffered no casualties.
"The victim was inside a restroom when the tremors struck. The entire building collapsed and crushed her.
"The situation here is hectic and we're still trying to make contact with the other Malaysian climbers," he told the New Straits Times Press when contacted today.
Khairul said his group of 13 climbers is trying to make their way to the Indonesian district of Kuta in southern Bali.
"However, many roads are badly damaged and we're not allowed to use the main road, which has also been damaged.
"Our group is currently in Sembalun and we are unable to get out of the area because many roads have been cut off," he said.