Landslides kill 3 after heavy rains swamp Malaysia

August 7, 2011CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Malaysia: Three women were confirmed late Sunday to have died in a landslide which hit the Sungai Ruil Orang Asli settlement. Bernama news agency quoted Cameron Highlands Police chief DSP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu as saying that three others, two men and a woman, were seriously injured in the landslide which occurred at about 5.45pm during heavy rain. He said that at least three others were feared to be still buried in the landslide. Three houses were also reported to have been buried in the landslide and two others slightly damaged. Up to midnight, more than 100 policemen, firemen and civil defence department personnel were carrying out search and rescue operations with the help of residents. A spokesman of the operations room of the Brinchang district police said that all the victims are from the settlement. Residents living close to the landslide have been evacuated to the Brinchang multi-purpose hall. The settlement near Tanah Rata has 145 houses with a population of 1,300 people. –Channel News Asia
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