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Over 200 Ampang residents near landslide area evacuated, site study to be conducted

After the rescue mission ended at the site of the landslide, the authorities are planning to study the area in-depth and come up with measures to prevent a reoccurrence.

According to Malay Mail, more than 200 residents from 48 homes in Taman Bukit Permai 2 were ordered to evacuate their homes after land cracks were found at the landslide.

It was also reported that the landslide was not caused by logging or land clearing, but the continuous rain.

Source: The Sun Daily

In a report by Utusan, Hulu Langat State Chief Dr Ani Ahmad said the authorities feared there may still be some soil movements there, which does not eliminate a possibility of another landslide.

Hence, a in-depth study of the site will be carried out to ensure that it isn’t an active landslide before residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Source: Malay Mail

In the meantime, cleaning works could not be carried out yet due to the uncertain soil conditions.

As an immediate measure, the authorities have prepared a temporary relief centre (PPS) for all 48 affected families at Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) hall in Taman Mega Jaya which is near to the location.

So far, no residents have taken the offer to stay at the evacuation centre and most have opted to stay with relatives, at the hotel or a homestay nearby.

Nonetheless, the temporary relief centre remains open for those who need it.

Meanwhile, a disaster management centre was set up to organize a better strategy and it involved help from several agencies such as MPAJ, Public Works Department (JKR), the police (PDRM) and firefighters (JBPM).

The landslide that happened on Thursday (10 March) evening in Bukit Permai 2, Ampang had buried 5 victims alive. Only an elderly man survived the disaster with light injuries.

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