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Monday, August 8, 2011

Cameron Highlands landslide: 7 dead

Sulaiman Kamal | 4:05 PM | | | | Best Blogger Tips

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS - Seven people, including a family of three, died in Sunday's landslide at Kampung Sungai Ruil, near Brinchang in Cameron Highlands, with two others surviving the incident.
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the last victim was found at 1.21am Monday.
The two injured are being treated at the Ipoh General Hospital.

Following the recovery of all victims, search and rescue operations in the area haved been called off.
The incident caused three houses in the village to be buried while another three were partially submerged.
Villagers gathered at the Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital mortuary Monday morning to claim the victims' remains.
Cameron Highlands MP Datuk S.K. Devamany, who was at the scene, said this was the first time an incident of such magnitude had hit the village.
Locals said the village is the single largest orang asli village in Cameron Highlands. It has some 1,300 villagers.
Meanwhile, Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah announced that the Pahang state government will give RM5,000 to each of the families of the victims who died, while those injured will be given RM1,000 each.

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