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Sunday, December 07, 2008


A landslide occurred at about 4am on 6th Dec 2008 in Bukit Antarabangsa, Hulu Kelang, Ampang, and police confirmed that four people were killed in the incident which buried 14 bungalows in two housing estates.
Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the dead were Shaiful Khas Shahrudin, 20, Dr N. Yogeswari, 40, and Eng Yee Peng, 30, an Indonesian maid identified as Surinah.
He said efforts were ongoing to trace a fifth missing person.
"The operation will continue round the clock until we are sure that there are no more victims trapped in the buried houses. As the area is still unstable, we are moving very cautiously," he told reporters at the scene.
The post-mortems on three of the bodies recovered earlier indicated that they died from suffocation while the post-mortem on the Indonesian maid would be done tomorrow, he said.
Until 9.30pm, 48 families had registered at the school but only 10 chose to stay there while the others opted for other accommodation.
Khalid said what was worrying now was the earth movements during excavation work that could further destabilise the soil.
Today's landslide occurred about 1.5km from the place where one of three blocks of the 12-storey Highland Towers condominium collapsed on Dec 11, 1993, killing 48 people.
The Bukit Antarabangsa landslide is also the third to occur in the Klang Valley in a week.

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