8 Still Missing After Malaysia Landslide, Death Count At 25

8 still missing after Malaysia landslide, death toll at 25

Several people are still missing and rescue operations are underway.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

The death toll from a landslide at an unauthorized camp in Malaysia rose to 25 as search and rescue teams continued to comb the muddy ground on Wednesday.

Eight people are still missing after a landslide hit an organic farm near the town of Batang Kali in Selangor state, north of the capital Kuala Lumpur, before dawn on Friday.

About 680 personnel from various agencies led by the fire and rescue department and the police are engaged in rescue operations.

On Tuesday night, the remains of a young girl were recovered, said Hafisham Mohamad Noor, assistant director of operations at the Selangor state fire and rescue department.

This brings the death toll from the landslide to 25, including eight children.

Officials have revealed that when the landslide occurred, there were more than 90 people, most of them sleeping, in the campsite next to a mountain casino resort. More than 60 RVs were salvaged or salvaged.

The farm did not have a license to operate a campsite and its operators will be fined if they break the law, officials said.

Landslides are common in Malaysia after heavy rains which are common at the end of the year.

However, there was no heavy rain in the area on the night of the disaster.

In March, four people died when a large landslide triggered by heavy rains buried their houses in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

In one of the deadliest such incidents, a massive mudslide triggered by heavy rain in 1993 collapsed a 12-story apartment building outside the capital, killing 48 people.

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