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Death toll rises to 21 in Malaysia landslide

Death toll rises to 21 in Malaysia landslide

Death toll rises to 21 in Malaysia landslide

Death toll rises to 21 in Malaysia landslide

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  • Malaysian rescuers are hunting a landslide that killed 21.
  • The disaster occurred at a vacation camp in the state of Selangor.
  • Rescue personnel spent Friday sifting through mud in search of 12 missing people.
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Following a landslide that claimed the lives of at least 21 people, search and rescue teams from Malaysia are searching a vacation camp in the state of Selangor for survivors.

At the time of the landslide, which occurred at a farm stay in the Batang Kali township at 03:30 on Friday (19:00 GMT Thursday), families were sleeping in their tents.

According to local media, 400 rescue personnel spent Friday sifting through mud in search of 12 missing people.

According to officials, there were 12 women and five child

Following a landslide that claimed the lives of at least 21 people, search and rescue teams from Malaysia are searching a vacation camp in the state of Selangor for survivors.

At the time of the landslide, which occurred at a farm stay in the Batang Kali township at 03:30 on Friday (19:00 GMT Thursday), families were sleeping in their tents.

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According to local media, 400 rescue personnel spent Friday sifting through mud in search of 12 missing people.

According to officials, there were 12 women and five children among the victims.

Two of the victims were discovered “embracing each other,” and according to Fire Chief Norazam Khamis, they are thought to be mother and daughter.

At least 51 adults and 30 children were registered for an overnight stay at the farm, according to the managers, and according to Health Minister Zaliha Mustafa, one of those hurt was a pregnant lady.

According to a report, there were also more than 20 elementary school teachers and their families present.

According to Malaysia’s fire and rescue department, the campsite was hit by a 30m (100ft) steep slope in “a tragic disaster.” According to government officials, the landslide affected roughly 450,000 square meters of dirt.

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According to Nga Kor Ming, the local government development minister, the camp site had been functioning unlawfully. He continued by saying that although the owner had official approval to operate an organic farm, he was not authorized to conduct camping activities.

The owner faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a maximum fine of 50,000 ringgit (£9,306; $11,318) if proven guilty of breaking the legislation.

Mr. Nga also claimed to have issued an order for a seven-day closure of all “high-risk” camping areas throughout Malaysia that are situated near rivers, waterfalls, and hillsides.

The message was reiterated by Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi, who also issued a forecast for deteriorating weather over the next few days.

We must take note of what occurred today, he urged.

Three Singaporeans were among those rescued, according to a foreign ministry official. “Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all those affected by the landslide,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

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ren among the victims.

Two of the victims were discovered “embracing each other,” and according to Fire Chief Norazam Khamis, they are thought to be mother and daughter.

At least 51 adults and 30 children were registered for an overnight stay at the farm, according to the managers, and according to Health Minister Zaliha Mustafa, one of those hurt was a pregnant lady.

According to a report, there were also more than 20 elementary school teachers and their families present.

According to Malaysia’s fire and rescue department, the campsite was hit by a 30m (100ft) steep slope in “a tragic disaster.” According to government officials, the landslide affected roughly 450,000 square meters of dirt.

According to Nga Kor Ming, the local government development minister, the camp site had been functioning unlawfully. He continued by saying that although the owner had official approval to operate an organic farm, he was not authorized to conduct camping activities.

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The owner faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a maximum fine of 50,000 ringgit (£9,306; $11,318) if proven guilty of breaking the legislation.

Mr. Nga also claimed to have issued an order for a seven-day closure of all “high-risk” camping areas throughout Malaysia that are situated near rivers, waterfalls, and hillsides.

The message was reiterated by Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi, who also issued a forecast for deteriorating weather over the next few days.

We must take note of what occurred today, he urged.

Three Singaporeans were among those rescued, according to a foreign ministry official. “Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all those affected by the landslide,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

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