HULU SELANGOR – Piling works to fortify the ground at the landslide location in
Taman Idaman, Serendah, here, which began yesterday, is expected to be completed
Hulu Selangor district officer, Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatima said the Public Works
Department (PWD) had been carrying out the piling works non-stop to prevent the
occurrence of landslides in other areas nearby.
“So far, 118 residents from 24 families have been housed at Sekolah Rendah
Agama Serendah,” he told reporters at the site of the landslide.
“We are also in the midst of detecting nine affected families who have not
registered at the relief centre. Perhaps they have returned to their hometown or
are now staying with their relatives,” he added.
Mohd Fauzi urged those families who have not registered with the Social
Welfare Department to do so immediately.
Asked on the cause of the landslide, Mohd Fauzi said the Minerals and
Geoscience Department and Drainage and Irrigation Department were investing if
there was a burst underground pipe.
Police had declared the area of the landslide which occurred about 1am
yesterday, as a Red Zone and ordered 340 residents to evacuate to Sekolah
Rendah Agama Serendah.
The incident had caused resident Muhammad Fareez Hanudin, 21, who was riding
home on his motorcycle to be injured on his hands and legs, damaged a food stall
owned by another resident, and 10 vehicles to fall into the caved-in road.