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More Than 200 Ampang Residents Evacuated For Further Landslide Site Study

More Than 200 Ampang Residents Evacuated For Further Landslide Site Study

The study and investigation are carried out to ensure another landslide won’t happen again.

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With the last victim extricated from the site of the landslide today, the authorities are planning to study the area in-depth further to avoid a reoccurrence.

More than 200 residents from 48 homes in Taman Bukit Permai 2 were ordered to evacuate their homes while investigations are carried out.

The Malay Mail reported that the landslide wasn’t caused by logging or land clearing activities.

According to Utusan, Hulu Langat State Chief Dr Ani Ahmad said earlier investigations revealed that the heavy rainfall triggered soil movement and caused the landslide.

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

Due to the uncertain soil conditions, cleaning works couldn’t be carried out yet.

A temporary evacuation shelter (PPS) has been prepared at Dewan Orang Ramai Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) which is near to the location.

So far, no residents have taken up the offer to stay at the evacuation centre. Most have opted to stay with relatives, at the hotel or a homestay nearby. Nevertheless, the evacuation 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 in Taman Bukit Permai 2 happened on Thursday, 10 March in the evening. It buried five victims alive. Only an elderly man survived the disaster with light injuries.

READ MORE: TLDR: Ampang Landslide Claimed 4 Lives, Only 1 Survivor

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