A Malaysian official says the bodies of nine more climbers have been recovered from the country's highest peak a day after it was struck by a strong earthquake, bringing the total dead to 11.

Sabah State Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun says eight more people are still missing.

The quake Friday was centered northwest of Sabah state on Borneo island and sent rocks and boulders raining down the trekking routes on the 4,095-meter (13,435-foot) Mount Kinabalu, trapping dozens of climbers.

Most of them made it down the mountain, some with broken limbs and one is in a coma.

Rescuers are still searching for the eight others.