Asia Briefs: 2 hurt in Port Dickson hotel roof collapse

2 hurt in Port Dickson hotel roof collapse

PORT DICKSON • Two guests of a hotel in the Malaysian resort town of Port Dickson were injured when the roof of their hotel and the ceiling of their room collapsed yesterday morning.

The incident happened when the family of three were sleeping in their room on the seventh floor of the Avillion Hotel at about 4am, according to New Straits Times. The two adults suffered minor injuries, while their son was unhurt.

Trump may visit Korean DMZ in Nov

SEOUL • US President Donald Trump may travel to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas as part of his first visit to South Korea next month, Yonhap News reported yesterday, citing an unidentified official.

Mr Trump is expected to send a "significant message" to North Korea either verbally or "kinetically" during the trip, Yonhap said, without elaborating. Mr Trump would be following his predecessors by visiting the heavily fortified area, but his visit to the truce village of Panmunjom and an observation post in the DMZ would take place amid escalating tensions on the peninsula.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe