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Foreign Ministry Confirms 10 Malaysians Affected In NZ Blaze

A fire investigator found that burning material from a log burner started a house fire in Sumner, Christchurch on Sunday that left six people in hospital. Photo: Stuff NZA fire investigator found that burning material from a log burner started a house fire in Sumner, Christchurch on Sunday that left six people in hospital. Photo: Stuff NZ

PUTRAJAYA -- The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that 10 Malaysians were affected in blaze at Clifton in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday. 

In a statement here today, 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:

High Commission of Malaysia, Wellington

10 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn,

P.O. Box 9422, Wellington 6141

New Zealand 

Tel:+64-4-385 2439 / +64-4-801 5659 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 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