Rescuers Focus On Sector A In Batang Kali Campsite As They Search For 11-Year-Old Eng Shao Qi
Canines from the tracker dog unit (K9) and excavators aid rescuers as they focus on Sector A.
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Sector A (Hillview) is the focus of search and rescue operations (SAR) today to continue efforts to find the last victim in the landslide tragedy at Father’s Organic Farm campsite in Batang Kali.
The last victim to be found is an 11-year-old boy, Eng Shao Qi.
Director of the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), Datuk Norazam Khamis, said in a statement that a total of 27 firefighters were involved in the operation, with a total of 80 people in the Search and Rescue (SAR) team.
Operations are concentrated between sector A, where the victim’s last location is expected to be. At 7.30 am, the recce team began assessing ground structure and conditions at ground zero.Selangor JBPM Director Datuk Norazam Khamis on the latest in rescue efforts.
Aaaa tengok la beza anjing K9 polis dan K9 bomba masuk kerja. Polis punya K9 tegap2 nmpk garang tapi K9 bomba comel renek2 je alahai🐶 Furbabies heroes!— cosmos1121 (@cosmos11_21) December 24, 2022
Thank you all Batang Kali SAR rescuers, K9 dogs from Bomba, PDRM, ATM, APM. May God ease the mission to find the last victim pic.twitter.com/mGhoVd5uqh
Norazam, who had just recovered from a mild stroke, said the K9 team would also be deployed in the sector involved before the SAR begins searching for victims.
Pengarah Bomba Selangor Datuk Norazam Khamis yang sebelum ini kurang sihat tetap turun padang ke lokasi tragedi tanah runtuh Batang Kali petang ini untuk beri semangat kepada anak buahnya bagi meneruskan operasi SAR tiga lagi mangsa yang masih hilang.— BERNAMA TV 🇲🇾 (@BernamaTV) December 22, 2022
📹Hasnah Jusid | BERNAMA pic.twitter.com/eyKX1Dv0AT
The matter was also relayed by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) on its Facebook page.
All Hands On Deck
The rescue operations have captivated the country and prompted emotional outpourings on social media.
People nationwide are praying and hoping for Shao Qi to be found as soon as possible.
The Standard 5 student is the son of the canteen operator at SJKC Mun Choong, Eng Choon Wen, who was also a victim of the landslide.
The people have also extended their gratitude to the rescuers who battled rain and fatigue as the SAR entered the ninth day.
BATANG KALI, 24 Disember – Salah seorang anggota pasukan operasi pencarian daripada APM Selangor cawangan Sabak Bernam, Muhammad Faiq Haikal Mohd Jeffrey dikejarkan ke Hospital Selayang bagi mendapatkan rawatan susulan akibat keletihan dan kepenatan.— Berita RTM (@beritartm) December 24, 2022
‘Yang sahih di Berita RTM’ pic.twitter.com/sy2Gh90aSl
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Coverage of the rescue has blanketed Malaysian media, and scores of media personnel have descended on the site.
It was reported that the total number of victims of the incident that occurred last Friday involved 92 victims; at this time, one victim has yet to be found.
The SAR efforts rescued 61 survivors, comprising 14 workers and 47 visitors.
The tragedy also killed 30 visitors, six boys, four girls, 14 women and six men.
READ MORE: Names Of Batang Kali Landslide Victims Released, Search Continues For Sole Victim
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