Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide - Second day


Search and rescue operations have been halted following strong earth movement on the hillslopes on Sunday. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the search and rescue teams which reportedly total 500 personnel from the police, Fire & Rescue, Civil Defence and the army.

Four people were killed. The landslide hit 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah and Taman Bukit Utama at 4am yesterday.

Police are conducting a thorough examination to ensure that no one is still caught there.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar assured residents in the vicinity who had evacuated their homes that their property and belongings would be safe as General Operations Force (GOF) personnel were keeping watch there round-the-clock.

About 20 residents who had refused to vacate their homes will have food sent to them.

This is the aftermath of the landslide


Source: The Star

6 comments:

  1. What a terrible thing. I had no idea.

    I hope everything is going to be alright soon. Earthquakes are frightening.

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  2. I wonder why some residents refuse to move out despite advice from the authorities. Is their house and belongings more important than their lives? If there's a second landslide, do they ever think of the people who risk their lives to rescue them?

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  3. Hi Jun, yes, catastrophes like this are terrible and with the bad weather, it's not helping. It's still raining as we speak.

    Hi Foong, they sure are risking their lives but we'll never know their reasons. Let's just hope things will improve from here on.

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  4. it's been reported that the developers ignored the warning signs of landslide and carried on with the construction anyway.

    Is this evidence of human greed knows no bounds at the expense of human lives?

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  5. The latest finding is that the abandoned project could have been the cause of the landslide.

    The demand for a house with a view has been the impetus for the supply. A cause-and-effect thingy or a vicious cycle, if you will.

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  6. So who's to be blamed right now? But action is more important now. We need to evacuate those who are in danger to safer grounds. =( Hopefully everyone will be ok soon.

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