Malaysians in Lombok reported safe, says embassy

The aftermath of the strong earthquake which hit Lombok, Indonesia, yesterday. (Reuters pix)

JAKARTA: Malaysians in Lombok are reported to be safe following the magnitude seven earthquake which hit the area yesterday.

Malaysian deputy ambassador to Indonesia Zamshari Shaharan said the embassy had managed to contact 84 Malaysians at several locations in Lombok this morning and was informed that they were safe.

“They are reported to be safe. The embassy has also managed to contact Malaysian students studying in Bali and they are also reported to be safe,” he said.

Strong tremors from the earthquake which hit North Lombok at 6.46pm yesterday were also felt around Lombok Island, Sumbawa Island, Bali Island and East Jawa.

The Malaysian embassy has advised Malaysians in Lombok to remain in safe places and avoid high-risk areas, including damaged buildings.