Two people, including a child, lost their lives following a landslide near Genting Highlands today.
Three others were injured while 51 people are believed to have been trapped underneath the debris.
Rescue efforts ongoing
In a Facebook post by the the Selangor fire and rescue department, a total of 79 people were believed to have set up camp near an organic farm in Batang Kali, Selangor.
As of 7am, 23 individuals have been rescued while 51 still remain missing.
Selangor fire and rescue chief Norazam Khamis said in a statement that they were notified of the incident at 2.24am and arrived at the scene 30 minutes later.
He added that Firemen from the Kuala Kubu Bharu, Rawang, Genting Highlands, Sentosa, Ampang, Pandan, Kota Anggerik, Kajang and Andalas stations were dispatched to the scene to be part of the rescue mission.
FMT also reported that a team from the fire and rescue department’s elite Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team of Malaysia (STORM) and K9 units are at the site as well.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
It’s unrelated to the article but here’s our brand-new podcast – Talk Je Lah!