KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia —
Rescuers on Borneo's highest peak, 12,000 foot Kota Kinabalu, searched for six climbers after recovering 13 dead from a strong earthquake that trapped scores of trekkers last week. Most of the other climbers made it down the tectonically active young mountain in the darkness early Saturday, some with broken limbs and one in a coma.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan blamed the tragic quake on a group of 10 foreigners who "showed disrespect to the sacred mountain" by posing naked at the peak. He said a special ritual would be conducted to "appease the mountain spirit."
Five of the tourists are believed to still be in Malaysia and will be barred from leaving on the offense of gross indecency, according to police.