Naked tourists blamed for deadly Malaysian earthquake

Posted by on Jun 08, 2015 at 2:41 pm

The quake also damaged roads and buildings, including schools and a hospital on Sabah’s west coast. It also broke one of the twin rock formations on the mountain known as the “Donkey’s Ears.”

The mountain will be closed for three weeks for maintenance work.

Kitingan, the official who blamed naked tourists, said a special ritual would be conducted later to “appease the mountain spirit.”

The tourists, who included two Canadians, two Dutch and a German national, broke away from their group and stripped naked before taking photos at the mountain peak on May 30, officials have said.

Five of the tourists are believed to still be in Malaysia and will be barred from leaving on the offense of gross indecency, according to police.

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