KUALA LUMPURSearching for rescue teams missing Campers captured in Friday’s landslide at An unlicensed campsite Malaysia The bodies of a girl and a boy were recovered, raising suspicions about the cause of death toll to 23.
It landslide Batang KaliA popular area of hilly terrain about 50 km (30 mi) north Kuala Lumpur ravaged the region. campsite As people fell asleep in their tents and killed the six victims,
Only 61 of the 94 victims were able to escape the slide. 10 still missingAccording to The Selangor State Fire and Rescue Department.
After an overnight halt, search and rescue efforts continued on Saturday for the second day. to Heavy rains have made it difficult to perform the rescue, according to Norazam Khamis, the chief of state fire and rescue.
“We have to be careful because there is strong water flow from the top and in the soil. This complicates search operations because the ground is soft,” He stated.
According to the report, 135 people responded and resumed digging through thick mud and fallen trees at 8.30 AM (0030 GMT). They were assisted by seven canines and excavators. to Norazam.
Norazam stated that reporters had slim chances of seeing more missing people being able to Survive the loss of oxygen and weight of the mud.
A preliminary investigation revealed that an embankment of approximately 450,000 cubic metres had been destroyed. An area of approximately an acre (0.46 ha) was covered by the earth that fell from 30 metres (100ft) in height.
It Malaysia Six victims were identified by the National Disaster Management Agency. The youngest victim was a nine-year-old boy.
Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of Pakistan told reporters Friday night that the government will provide. 10,000 ringgit ($2,260) in aid to Families of each victim would be compensated with 1,000 ringgit, and survivors would also receive this sum.
It Forestry Department Numerous states ordered that campsites and trails for hiking, camping and biking were closed in response to the tragedy.
In the United States, landslides are quite common. MalaysiaHowever, it is rare. With about 21,000 people being evacuated by floods in seven states last year, it is not uncommon for flooding to occur.