Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide

KUALA LUMPUR: A massive landslide occurred in Bukit Antarabangsa at about 3.30am Saturday.
One resident is still missing while four have been found dead, said Selangor Chief Police Officer Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.
However, police have not ruled out the possibility that passers-by may also be trapped.
"We are confident (the last resident) is still alive. We are expecting to save someone.
"Only one resident is unaccounted for but we are not ruling out the possibility that passers-by may be affected.
"The operations will continue until we are sure that no one is trapped under the rubble," said Khalid.
The four others who had previously thought to be missing had escaped the landslide and have contacted the police.
Three of the dead have been identified as veterinarian Dr N. Yogeswari, 40, accountant Ng Yee Ping, 30, and Shaiful Khas Shaharuddin, 20.
The body of Indonesian maid Surina was removed from the rubble at around 7.40pm Saturday.
A total of 93 people have been rescued.

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