Thursday, June 01, 2006

LANDSLIDE at Kg Pasir, nearby ZOO NEGERA, 4 Dead and 40 Homes destroyed by TONS OF EARTH after RETAINING WALL gave way

The Landslide occurred around 3 pm on Wednesday, 31st May after a slight drizzle. But over the last few days the area has been raining heavily.

Two adult persons (70 years and 30 years old) and two children (3 and 4-1/2 years old) were amongst those dead. Up till 10 pm 1 body was recovered but beyond recognition as the collapsed squatter houses caught fire possibly due to electrical short circuit. The casualty was low as most of the Indonesian occupants were away working.

The tragedy occurred after a retaining wall up the hill slope 600 m away collapsed and tons of earth slide down onto the houses. The villages mentioned about 40 houses were buried by the landslide and it was impossible for them to salvage anything as the landslide was over within 5 minutes.
The search effort for the missing bodies were done by the Smart Team, KL City Hall, Fire Services & Rescue Department,, Red Crescent and the Civil Defiance. A total of 35 personnel were involved.
Meanwhile the Works Minister, Samy Velu has directed his state engineering department to assist Ampang Jaya Municipal Council to identify the cause of the landslide.
Search efforts continue throughout the night in the hope of recovering the bodies.


See the news from the Two women killed, two feared buried
and from Landslide tragedy
in Hulu Klang
Day the earth came down

2 Comments:

Blogger __earth said...

what's the point of re-announcing news that have already been printed and everybody knows? =(

Unless you're a news portal, I'd prefer if your opinion rather than a reprinting.

11:16 AM  
Blogger multidimid said...

_earth, you may be local and reading this tragedy at 11.16 am, you might have already seen them in the local papers.

Bear in mind, this post was up at 5 am and there are many readers from afar who have no access to the printed media or online ones at that time, so in a way, it was early news to them and to many others. Check also the details, it was "no reprinting". All the local print medias have their own versions and pics.

12:40 PM  

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