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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | MYT 7:42 PM

10 Malaysians affected in NZ blaze, Wisma Putra confirms

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that 10 Malaysians were affected in a fire in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday.

In a statement on Wednesday, it said two of the victims were sent to the Christchurch General Hospital and were reported to be in stable condition.

It added the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington was currently monitoring the condition of the victims and would render consular assistance accordingly.

The ministry said Malaysians needing consular assistance in New Zealand could contact the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington at its address at 10 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, P.O. Box 9422, Wellington 6141 New Zealand or by phone at +64-4-385 2439 / +64-4-801 5659. The High Commission can also be emailed at

On Sunday, a blaze gutted a luxury Christchurch hilltop Airbnb house which was rented by a group of Malaysian tourists who were unsuccessful in putting out the fire which began about 8.30pm.

It was reported that the fire destroyed the three-storey wooden house on Clifton Terrace in the seaside suburb of Sumner.

Six people were taken to the hospital, with four having sustained moderate injuries and the rest, minor injuries. - Bernama