Hundreds escaping from mountain after landslip
Tourists from 26 countries were stranded on Indonesian island
Hundreds of tourists stranded on Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok by an earthquake that triggered landslips are making their way off the mountain.
Officials said the tourists had been shaken by their experience but mostly unharmed following the magnitude 6.4 tremor, which killed 16 people.
By late afternoon, more than 250 people had reached a relief post in Sembalun village and a team of rescuers had Jeremy Hunt admitted to a “terrible mistake” after describing his Chinese wife as Japanese during a diplomatic mission to Beijing.
The Foreign Secretary was hoping to use the visit to boost trade links and address sensitive issues including the human rights situation in Hong Kong.
He may have hoped that his personal connection to China through his wife Lucia could help forge strong links with the Beijing government, but that was undermined when he somehow became confused about her nationality.
At a meeting with Chinese counterparts, Mr Hunt said: “My wife is Japanese... my wife is Chinese.
“Sorry, that’s a terrible mistake to make.”
Mr Hunt was using the visit to show Britain’s commitment to deepening ties postBrexit between the nations.
Trade, North Korea, nuclear weapons and climate change were among the topics up for discussion.
Asked if Theresa May was worried about her Foreign Secretary’s confusion over China and Japan, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “No, I think he is very clear on that.”