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Motorcyclist, Pillion-Rider Buried Alive In Landslide

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KOTA KINABALU – A landslide occurred along Jalan Marak Parak near Kampung Tandahawon in Kota Marudu today, burying alive two men passing that stretch on a motorcycle. The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department said the landslide trapped the men, which it identified as Jaiman Bien, 39, and Edmond James, 22, at 7.20 am. Jaiman’s body…

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Apartment Buyers In Limbo After Tanjung Bungah Landslide

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  GEORGE TOWN – Many buyers of the affordable housing scheme at the landslide site in Tanjung Bungah were still in a state of shock over what had transpired over the weekend. Certain buyers told theSun that they do not know their next move after they purchased the units at the project site. The developer…

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Landslide: Guan Eng Orders Developer To Meet Buyers Within A Week

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has given the developer of the Tanjung Bungah landslide site a week to meet all buyers. “The developer has to face all buyers in a week or the state will be involved,” Lim posted in Chinese on his Facebook page on Thursday (Oct 26). The…

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Tanjung Bungah Landslide: Dr Wee Rebuts Guan Eng’s Allegations

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PETALING JAYA – The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Taruc) campus in Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Penang consists of only low-rise buildings and not 50-storey high rise buildings, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. In rebutting allegations by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that during the…

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Penang Mayor Defends Approval Of Housing Project Despite DOE Objections

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  GEORGE TOWN – The Penang government ignored the Department of Environment’s (DOE) reservations about the 50-storey affordable housing project in Tanjung Bungah, where a landslide killed 11 workers, after the majority of the vetting agencies gave their thumbs up. At a meeting to approve the commencement of earthworks, the Penang Island City Council approved…

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Lanslide: Search And Rescue Operation Ceases

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GEORGE TOWN – The search and rescue operation for buried victims of a landslide at an affordable housing project site at Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjong Bungah here has been called off at 12.05 pm after flushing with K9 sniffer dogs of Fire and Rescue Department found no more victims at the incident area. Penang Fire…

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Tanjung Bungah Landslide: Last Two Bodies Found

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GEORGE TOWN – The last two bodies of the landslide at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah were located early Monday (Oct 23). Muhammad’s body has been retrieved from the site while rescuers were working on bringing out Yuan’s body from the rubble, said State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus. Fourteen workers were at the…

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Actual Number Of Tanjung Bungah Landslide Victims 11

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  GEORGE TOWN- The actual number of victims buried in yesterday’s landslide at tragedy at the construction site of an affordable home housing project in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah is 11 people and not 14 as reported yesterday, said Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy operations head Ervin Galen Teruki (pix). He said three…

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Tanjung Bungah Landslide: Body Of Seventh Victim Found

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GEORGE TOWN – The body of the seventh victim of Saturday’s landslide in Tanjung Bungah was recovered at about 9.56am on Sunday. The message, however, did not identify the victim. Over 220 personnel from the police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defense Force, Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) Putrajaya, Rela and medical…

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Incident Happened So Fast – Survivor

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GEORGE TOWN – The incident happened so fast, about only one minute and all the workers were feared buried underneath. That was the first hand account of a Bangladeshi construction worker who survived the landslide incident in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here this morning that is believed to have caused between 15 to 20…

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Over 20 People Feared Buried In Penang Landslide

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  GEORGE TOWN: A rescue operation is underway after a landslide left some 20 people trapped under rubble at a construction site at Tanjung Bungah here today. In the 8.50am incident, a 10m-high hill slope came crashing down next to a construction site not far from the Penang campus of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College.…

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Fears Of Another Round Of Floods In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – Hours of lashing rains have created fear of another round of floodings in Penang. The Fire and Rescue Services Department warned on Thursday that the Sungai Pinang river had reached the danger level of 2.2m. High tides are predicted which could bring flash floods if the rain continues. A landslide along the…

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Landslide Threatens Longhouse In Marudi

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MIRI – Thirty residents of the Rumah Damu longhouse in Marudi are living in fear following a landslide in the area yesterday. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat from the Civil Defence Force, Major Ismail Mahedin said the landslide occurred at a hill behind the five-door longhouse in Sungai Muam, Marudi. “The landslide caused slight damage…

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2 Cars Swept Away In Cheras Landslip

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KUALA LUMPUR – Residents of Flat Midah Ria, Taman Midah Cheras here woke  up to a huge landslide near its parking lot early this morning. The 5am incident also caused two parked cars to be swept away to a monsoon drain located about 100 metres from the flat. City Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman said rescuers were at the…

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2 Bangladeshi Workers Killed In Landslide In Hulu Langat

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two Bangladeshi construction workers were killed in a landslide when a hill slope collapsed near the ‘kongsi’ house they were living in at Batu 12 Jalan Hulu Langat, early this morning. The victims identified as Rana, 40, and Masudrana, 22, died after being buried under mounds of earth while sleeping in two…

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Sabah Mudslide: Body Of 11-Year-Old Boy Found

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KOTA KINABALU – The body of a boy whose home was swept away during a mudslide in Kg Alintang in Sabah’s central Tongod district has been recovered. Kinabatangan police chief Supt A. Sahak Rahmat said the victim was identified by his father as 11-year-old Alan. He was found in the Milian river where most of…

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Death Toll Climbs To 207 In Colombian Landslide

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BOGOTA – The death toll from a massive landslide that devastated entire neighbourhoods in Colombia’s southwest city of Mocoa, Putumayo, climbed to 207, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday. As many as 43 children were among the fatal victims of Saturday’s disaster, which was sparked by heavy rains Friday night that raised water…

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No Loss Of Life In Landslide Involving TNB Bungalow

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IPOH – There was no report of a casualty in the landslide at the Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) resort bungalow in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands today. Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue Station chief, Muhamad Haziq Hazmi said landslide occurred at 3.11 pm, causing damage to the front portion of the resort, known as ‘The Sharples’,…

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Two Orang Asli Die In Landslide

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BERA – Two Orang Asli died while two others were hurt in a landslide in the forest of Matau Gelanggi 5 and 6, Jerantut last night. The deceased were identified as Ani,27, and her niece, Mila,9, while the two hurt were identified as Pati,12, and Ita,12. Jerantut police chief Supt Azid Ismail said the four…

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Landslide: Work To Strengthen Ground Continues Until Tuesday

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HULU SELANGOR – Piling works to strengthen the ground at the landslide in Taman Idaman, Serendah, will continue until Tuesday, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. He said the piling work was scheduled for completion today, but delayed as there was underground water flowing in the area and due…

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I Am Lucky To Be Alive, Says Biker Injured In Serendah Landslide

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HULU SELANGOR – Muhammad Fareeze Hanuddin (pic) said he was lucky to survive a landslide that hit Taman Idaman in Serendah early Saturday morning. The gym assistant was heading home on his motorcycle from his workplace in Selayang at about 1am when the ground beneath him gave way and swallowed him up. “I was just…

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Serendah Landslide: Residents From 64 Houses To Be Evacuated

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PETALING JAYA – Residents from at least 64 houses will be evacuated due to the major landslide that struck Taman Idaman in Serendah on Saturday morning. According to the Selangor Disaster Management Agency, affected households will be relocated to Sek Ren Agama Serendah as a safety precaution. The Hulu Selangor District Public Works Department (JKR)…

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Road Collapses Due To Landslide Near Tronoh

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IPOH – A landslide caused a stretch along Jalan Raba near Tronoh to cave in on Thursday evening. Perak Public Works Department director Datuk Jamilol Nasir Saad said traffic came to a standstill temporarily after a gap measuring 7m deep and 40m wide was formed following the incident at 4pm Thursday. He said while waiting…

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Landslide Cuts Off Road In Teluk Bahang, Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – A landslide caused Jalan Ujang Batu in Teluk Bahang here to be completely cut off. The landslide at about 4.30am Monday came following continuous rain which left several areas, including Jalan P Ramlee and Jalan Masjid Negeri, flooded. A spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Department said police have closed Jalan Ujang…

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Bangladeshi Worker Dies In Cameron Highlands Landslide

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: A Bangladeshi man died after he was buried in a minor landslide in Kampung 1, Pos Terisu, here Thursday. It is learnt that Kassim Munshi, 40, of Pripur, Dhaka, was buried by the earth as he was asleep in a hut on the slope of a hill. Cameron Highlands Police chief DSP Muhammed…

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Mudslide A Result Of ‘Activity’ Taking Place Outside Mantenance Area

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BENTONG: The landslide at Km 52.4 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway yesterday was believed to have been caused by the ‘activity’ taking place outside Anih Berhad’s maintenance area. Anih Berhad president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Azmil Khalid garbage, logs, rocks and debris swept away during the incident near the Hutan Lipur Lentang proved that the…

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Karak Landslide: Highway Still Not Accessible

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BENTONG: The road to the east coast remains cut off due to the landslide at KM52.4 between Lentang and Bukit Tinggi on Wednesday. As of noon, work to clear the debris and mud were still being carried out at the site. Several trucks were still seen parked on the emergency lane and two excavators and…

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Landslide Incidents In Karak From 1985 Till 2015

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KUALA LUMPUR: The following are landslide incidents reported along the Karak Highway since 1985 until 2015. 1977: Opened to traffic and has two toll plazas located in Gombak, Selangor and Bentong in Pahang. 1985: On November 23, a landslide occurred in Km 33 causing the route to be closed. 1987: On December 14, an express…

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Karak Highway Landslide: Motorists Advised To Use Alternative Routes

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KUALA LUMPUR – Motorists using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway are advised to use alternative roads to get to their destinations following the landslide at KM 52.4 of the highway at 7.18 pm yesterday. In a statement here, the Works Ministry said motorists from the east coast heading towards Kuala Lumpur are advised to exit at…

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Guatemala To Continue Searching For 300 Missing In Landslide

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GUATEMALA CITY -Despite adverse weather, Guatemala will continue its rescue mission for victims of the landslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City that has already killed around 131 and left 300 missing. The mudslide occurred Thursday night, in El Cambray II, a village outside the city of Santa Catarina Pinula, located about 22 kilometers (13…

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