KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 2016 : The Foreign Ministry said all Malaysians in Indonesia’s Sumatra are safe following an earthquake today in the Aceh province.
News reports stated that at least 52 people were killed in the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck off the north-east coast of Sumatra at 5.03am (6.03am in Malaysia).
The ministry said in a statement that the 428 Malaysian students in Banda Acheh were reported to be safe.
It advised Malaysians in the vicinity of the quake in need of consular assistance to contact the Malaysian consulate general in Medan at No. 43, Jalan P. Diponegoro, Medan, 20152 North Sumatra.
The consulate general can be contacted by telephone (+62614531342 /4535271/ 4523992) or email ([email protected]).
The Foreign Ministry, Wisma Putra, can be reached at 03-88874530 or 03-8874570 (after office hours). – Bernama