Lombok quake: Son finds it hard to accept mother's death


  • Nation
  • Monday, 18 Mar 2019

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The eldest son of the second fatal victim in the Lombok earthquake finds it hard to accept his mother, Lim Sai Wah, 56, has gone forever.  

Tan Peng Cheng said it was a tragedy and it was something difficult to accept.  

“My mother is an ordinary housewife and we four siblings are grateful to be brought up by her with love and care,” he told Bernama via WhatsApp after arriving in Lombok on Monday (March 18).  

Lim was on holiday in the resort with her husband, Tan Ching Chuan, 62, who sustained light injuries in the incident on Sunday (March 17).  

The other dead victim was Sin Chew Daily deputy executive editor-in-chief, Datin Tai Siew Kim.  

Besides the two killed in the earthquake, Wisma Putra also confirmed seven injured Malaysians were being treated in Lombok Hospital while 13 more were safe.  

All 22 Malaysians were at the Tiu Kelep Waterfall when the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia at 2.07pm Sunday. - Bernama  

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