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Mount Kinabalu earthquake kills students of Tanjong Katong Primary School, Singapore

The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore announced Sunday that bodies recovered by the Malaysian authorities have been identified by their next-of-kin as five students, and one teacher from Tanjong Katong Primary School.

"We are deeply saddened to inform that the bodies recovered by the Malaysian authorities have been identified by their next-of-kin as five students and one teacher from Tanjong Katong Primary School," Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore, mentioned in a press release issued at 12:32 pm Sunday afternoon.

The fatalities from Tanjong Katong Primary School have been identified as:
  • Ameer Ryyan bin Mohd Adeed Sanjay
  • Emilie Giovanna Ramu
  • Loo Jian Liang Terrence Sebastian (Teacher)
  • Matahom Karyl Mitzi Higuit
  • Rachel Ho Yann Shiuan
  • Sonia Jhala
A Singaporean adventure guide, Muhammad Daanish bin Amran, who accompanied the students, has also been identified.

Operations are continuing to locate the remaining one student Navdeep Singh Jaryal S/O Raj Kumar, and one teacher Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed.

Earlier on Saturday, the body of a student Wee Ying Ping Peony, was identified. In total, eight bodies of Singaporeans had been identified by their next-of-kin.

At least 19 people have died on Mount Kinabalu following a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Sabah region of Malaysia. Fatalities are from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan and China.

Recommended post: Latest updates on Sabah earthquake 2015 

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