On 5 June 2015 morning at about 7.15am, a strong magnitude of 5.9 strikes the state of Sabah in Malaysia, at a depth of approximately 10km with its epicentre approximately 15km north of Ranau town, 54km from Kota Kinabalu, capital city of Sabah. This earthquake lasted for approximately 30 seconds and it is the strongest in Malaysia since 1976.
It was reported that there were 16 people died and 137 people who climb Mount Kinabalu were stranded but subsequently rescued. However, out of the 16 people, there were 7 Singaporean students, 2 teachers and 1 trainer from a primary school in Singapore perished in this tragedy.
Instructions were received from the Insurance Company immediately appointing Casket Paradise Funeral Care Sdn. Bhd. to provide professional advice, assistance and repatriation services for the victims. Our Funeral Director, Mr Peter Lee, immediately flew to Sabah to look after this matter. With our vast of experiences and expertise in repatriation services, Casket Paradise managed to arrange all the victims back to their homeland, Singapore within 24 hours upon formal release of victims’ remains by the relevant authorities.
Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has also expressed their gratitude and appreciation with a letter of Acknowledgement addressed to Casket Paradise Funeral Care Sdn Bhd for the job well done.