Landslides have hit an orphanage near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, killing 16 people, many of them children, officials say – BBC

The Star

Sunday May 22, 2011

The back portion of the Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah in Hulu Langat where the landslide occured - 21 May, 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.

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