Following the powerful earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia late Monday night, two Swedes have gone missing. This was confirmed by a spokeswoman from the Swedish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. Three other Swedes who had been reported missing on the island of Nias near the epicenter of the quake have since then been found.
Wednesday morning, the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta confirms to ScandMedia that they have not yet found the two Swedes who have been reported missing.
“We have still not been able to get in touch with them, but we are continuing our attempts to track them down,” says an Embassy spokeswoman.
544 Swedes were killed or remain missing and presumed dead after the December 26 quake, making Sweden, with its 9 million inhabitants, one of the countries outside Asia with the highest per capita death toll.