Naked hikers accused of causing earthquake

Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/David Haslip). (Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/David Haslip))

About 10 foreign mountaineers, including two Dutch people, posed naked and then urinated on Mount Kinabalu, a sacred mountain in Borneo, Malaysia. A few days later there was an earthquake.

Local priests are blaming the earthquake, which killed around 20 people and partially broke off the top of the 4,095 mountain, on the naked tourists. They are demanding 10 buffaloes as compensation, AD reports.

Malaysian media reported on Sunday that two Canadians from the group have been arrested. It is unclear whether the two Dutchmen are also in custody.