Two bodies were recovered by rescue teams from Malaysia after Friday’s landslide. They had been taken to a Malaysian campsite that was not licensed.
Batang Kali is a hilly region about 50km (30 miles) north Kuala Lumpur. The land slide in Batang Kali ripped through the camp while the people were sleeping in their tents. Six children died in the landslide.
According to Selangor’s state fire and rescue, of the total 94 victims, only 61 are safe while the remaining 10 are still missing.
After an overnight halt due to heavy rains, search and rescue continued on Saturday.
We need to take care because of the strong water flow in the soil and from the top. He said that this makes it difficult to search for the area because of its softness.
According to Norazam, 135 people responded and continued digging through the thick mud and fallen trees at 8.30 AM (0030 GMT).
Norazam said reporters that there was little chance of missing persons being able survive the absence of oxygen or the weight of the water.
Initial investigations revealed that an embankment covering approximately 450,000 cubic meters of earth had fallen. It fell to an approximate height of 30 metres (100 feet) and covered an area approximately one-half acres (0.4 ha).
Six victims were identified by the Malaysia National Disaster Management Agency. The youngest victim was a nine-year-old boy.
Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, told reporters on Friday that the government will provide 10,000 Ringgit ($2,260) to the families of all victims. Survivors would be provided with 1,000 Ringgit each household.
Numerous states’ Forestry Departments ordered that all campsites, hiking trails and other off-road routes were closed due to high risks following the catastrophe.
Malaysia is prone to landslides, although they are rarer after torrential rains. It is a common occurrence. Last year, 21,000 were displaced by floods in seven states.