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Bukit Gasing 29,May 2011
The Sivan Temple landslide is getting worse due to inaction by MBPJ. Will the temple wall collapse, bringing the whole temple structure down? To makes matters worse, the Sivan Temple has been re-opened to devotees recently.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kejadian tanah runtuh yang berlaku di Jalan Sungai Semungkis, Kampung Gahal, Hulu Langat, semalam, berkemungkinan berpunca daripada faktor alam semula jadi, iaitu aliran puing (debris flow).
Pengarah Institusi Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Profesor Datuk Dr Ibrahim Komoo, berkata ini kerana kawasan berkenaan masih belum diteroka dan aliran puing hanya berlaku secara di kawasan sedemikian setiap 20 hingga 30 tahun sekali bergantung kepada cuaca semasa.
Katanya, kejadian berkenaan berkemungkinan mempunyai persamaan dengan tragedi banjir lumpur yang berlaku di Pos Dipang, Kampar, Perak pada 1996 dan di Jalan Susur Genting Highlands pada 1995.
“Debris flow ini berpunca daripada tiga faktor alam sekitar iaitu keadaan cuaca, keadaan muka bumi dan geologi, di mana ia turut berkaitan dengan sumber air atas bukit.
“Tekanan air atas bukit yang kuat ini turut membawa sekali batu, pokok serta tanah dan mengakibatkan pergerakan tanah punca berlakunya tanah runtuh,” katanya.
By EILEEN NG Associated Press © 2011 The Associated Press
May 21, 2011, 8:26PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two landslides that hit a Malaysian orphanage killed 15 boys and one adult but nine other people survived, police said Sunday.
District police chief Abdul Rashid Wahab said the bodies of 15 boys, aged 8 to 18, and a 34-year-old caretaker had been recovered. Six boys and three wardens who were critically injured in Saturday’s landslides have been hospitalized, he said.
Medical officers had to amputate the leg of one of the boys at the site after he was pulled out due to a severe injury that caused incessant bleeding, health ministry official Azmi Shapie said.
Landslides have hit an orphanage near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, killing 16 people, many of them children, officials say – BBC
Sunday May 22, 2011
HULU LANGAT: A boy was pulled out alive eight hours after two landslides hit an orphanage in Hulu Langat, killing 13 people.
He was among 49 people who were attending a motivational course and luncheon at the Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah at the 14th mile Jalan Felcra Semungkus in Hulu Langat.
When the landslides occurred at about 2.30pm following overnight rain, 25 were buried by tonnes of earth while the others narrowly escaped.
Police said as at 2am, 13 bodies were pulled out and nine victims rushed to hospitals, among whom was the boy. A massive search and rescue operation is going on for those still missing.
Rescuers mount round-the-clock effort to find missing three
Some victims have limbs removed on-site to save lives
The earth came tumbling down in a split second, says teenager
Rescue workers shocked by sight of bodies
Families wait for news of loved ones
A father’s tense wait for news of his son’s fate
Killer landslide timeline
21 May 2011 Last updated at 22:09 GMT
The BBC’s Jennifer Pak says authorities will now be asking some hard questions – and looking for hard answers
Landslides have hit an orphanage near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, killing 16 people, many of them children, officials say.
Rescuers saved nine people from the Hidayah Madrasah al-Taqwa orphanage in the district of Hulu Langat.
The rescue operation, which was hampered by rain, has now ended.
Rescuers used bulldozers, spades and their bare hands to try to reach survivors, and floodlights were brought in after night fell.
A total of 20 children and five adult carers were taking part in an event in a tent at the orphanage – which is located on a slope – when it was hit by two landslides, within seconds of each other, on Saturday afternoon.
Che Rosli Che Mat, an opposition lawmaker, told AFP news agency: “The landslide happened very fast. Only a few children managed to escape.”
Opposition politicians told the BBC that many trees had been been cut down in the area, to make way for development schemes.
Police told people in nearby houses to leave the area amid concerns of further landslides.
HULU LANGAT: Some landslide victims underwent emergency amputations to save their lives.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said one or two victims had to have their limbs amputated at the makeshift treatment centre on site before they were sent to hospital.
He added that teams from the Ampang, Kajang and Kuala Lumpur hospitals rushed to the scene to provide emergency medical aid.
Liow said there were two specialists, nine doctors and 25 paramedics treating the victims.
“The treatment centre was set up to stabilise the patients before they are sent to hospitals,” he said at the site last night, adding that there were about 20 ambulances available.
Last updated at 2:02 PM on 21st May 2011
About 30 children were buried by a landslide that hit a Malaysian orphanage and two bodies have been recovered so far, police said today.
A district police officer said firefighters and villagers pulled out six children who were critically injured and they were rushed to a hospital. The incident happened close to the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The officer declined to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media.
The officer said heavy rainfall had likely caused the landslide that hit the orphanage in central Selangor state this afternoon.
He said rain was still falling and hampering rescue work, which would last until nightfall.
Brothers Among Those Killed In Hulu Langat Landslide – Malaysian Mirror
Tragedi tanah runtuh Hulu Langat – Berita Harian Online
Deaths in Malaysia orphanage landslide – AlJazeera
16 dead in Malaysia orphanage landslide – thewest.com.au
Landslide hits orphanage, 13 dead – The Malaysian Insider
16 dead in Malaysia orphanage landslide – Hindustantimes
Susulan Tragedi Tanah Runtuh – MyMetro < YouTube Video >
Fatal landslide at Hulu Langat orphanage – TheStarOnline.tv
(CNN) — Two dozen people, mainly children, were buried alive when a landslide took down an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday, the national news agency said.
The victims were mostly orphans and staff of the orphanage in Hulu Langat, southeast of the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, occurred at 2:30 in the afternoon when all the children were gathered in a main hall at the orphanage, the Bernama news agency said.
By Saturday evening, a search-and-rescue team had pulled nine orphans out of the debris. Three children died at the scene, and the other six were rushed to a hospital, Selangor Police Chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said at a news conference.
“We learned that two landslides occurred simultaneously at the orphanage,” he said. “All the victims did not have time to escape.”
Published: Saturday May 21, 2011 MYT 4:54:00 PM
Updated: Sunday May 22, 2011 MYT 1:42:06 AM
KAJANG: A landslide hit an orphanage Saturday afternoon killing 13 and leaving three still buried.
Firemen and villagers managed to pull out nine soon after the landslide hit Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah, Madrasah Al-Takwa, Jalan Felcra Semungkus, 14th mile, Hulu Langat, near Kajang at 2.30pm.
At 10.45pm, a boy was pulled out alive after being buried for over eight hours.
The dead and alive have been sent to the Ampang and Kajang Hospitals.
“Two landslides occurred simultaneously. All the victims did not have time to escape,” said Selangor CPO Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah at a press conference at 6.45pm.
A total of 49 students and caretakers were there but 24 escaped unhurt.
The orphanage was partially buried by the landslides at about 2.30pm on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Deputy IGP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said that rescuers were being hampered by wet soil and rain.
He also appealed to the crowd of onlookers to stay back and allow the rescuers to do their work unimpeded.
Bernama reported that in ALOR GAJAH, Malacca, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalildirected the Social Welfare Department and the ‘Skuad Sayang’ (Caring Squad) to provide immediate assistance to the orphans and family of the victims.
“I will get in touch with the police to obtain detailed information and the actual cause of the landslide so that my ministry can take follow-up action to assist the victms,” she said.