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Friday 9 December 2016

Rescuers search quake mountain

Rescuers on Malaysia's highest peak searched for six climbers after recovering 13 dead from a strong earthquake that had trapped scores of trekkers. One survivor said she waited for a helicopter that never came.

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake on Friday sent rocks and boulders raining down the trekking routes on 4,095-meter-high Mount Kinabalu on Borneo island.

Nine of the bodies were flown out by helicopter, while the other two were brought down by foot.

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