Saturday, December 6, 2008

Landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur

A massive landslide occurred in Bukit Antarabangsa, a hillside residential area in Kuala Lumpur, at 4am this morning, Saturday. As of 2.20pm Saturday, three people are confirmed dead and 15 injured, more than 2000 evacuated. This site is about 1.5km away from one of three Highland Towers which collapsed on Dec 11, 1993, killing 48 people.

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  1. Wonder if Highland Towers' case had brought enough lessons to learn.. sorry for the dead!

  2. OMG! Again and again! History repeats itself! When are they ever going to learn? I can't believe that people still stay there, those politicians who promised to take action never did, and the developers continued to build houses at hillside. I won't be surprised after a few months, this incident will be a distant memory and developers back at work at the hillside.

    For me, I'll stay far, far away from Bkt Antarabangsa and won't even consider staying there for one night!

  3. Joe, I don't see an end to this type of disasters as the hills are being ripped of of its lush vegetation just as we speak. It is sad to see all that beautiful greenery being stripped off day by day.

    The Highland Towers incident is still not completely wrapped up though it's coming close to 15 years now. It happened on Dec 11, 1993.

    Foong, it's a vicious cycle of demand and supply. But it is worrisome to be living on a hillslope with the kind of rainfall we are getting especially year-end during the moonsoon season.

    Incidentally, I happened to pass by the landslide in Damansara this afternoon. That is pretty bad too.