Malaysia urges evacuations after Indian Ocean quake

KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysian authorities on Wednesday issued a tsunami alert and urged evacuations along its west coast following a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

“We have declared a tsunami alert along the west coast of the peninsula (Malaysia). We have ordered immediate evacuation of residents along the coastal states of Perlis, Kedah, Langkawi, Penang and Perak,” a Malaysian Meteorological Department official told AFP.




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