Malaysia: At least 19 campers dead and more missing

 Friday, December 16, 2022 


At least 19 people including children have been killed after a landslide hit a holiday campsite in Malaysia’s Selangor state. The families were sleeping in their tents when the landslide happened around 03:00 Friday (19:00 GMT Thursday) at a farm stay in Batang Kali township.

There are hundreds of rescuers spent Friday digging through mud to find survivors. The farm’s managers said at least 30 children and 51 adults were registered for an overnight stay.

The local media reported that Malaysian authorities said fourteen people were still missing, and that about 700 officials are involved in the search and rescue. The Malaysian fire department said at lest four children were among the dead.

More than 20 primary school teachers and their family members were there. The Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming reported that the camping site had been operating illegally.

Mr Nga also said he ordered all “high-risk” camping sites – those located along rivers, waterfalls and hillsides – across the country to be closed for seven days with immediate effect.

The locals reported some light rain, but no heavy downpours or any earthquakes in the lead up to it. However, monsoon season is currently underway in Malaysia.

The landslide began up a slope more than 30m (100ft) higher than the campsite, and rolled through an acre of land.

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