Published: Saturday May 21, 2011 MYT 4:54:00 PM
Updated: Saturday May 21, 2011 MYT 8:15:35 PM
Firemen and villagers have managed to pull out nine alive, so far, from the Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah, Madrasah Al-Takwa, Jalan Felcra Semungkus, 14th mile, Hulu Langat, near Kajang.
The dead and alive have been sent to the Ampang and Kajang Hospitals.
"Two landslides occurred simultaneously. All the victims did not have time to escape," he said at a press conference at 6.45pm.
He said all those affected were 20 students attending a motivational camp at the orphanage and four caretakers.
A total of 49 students and caretakers were there but 25 excaped unhurt.
He said the body of the first victim was pulled out from the debris at about 4.30pm while the second body was retrieved at 5pm and the third at 6.10pm. The other two were pulled out at about 7.40pm.
The orphanage was partially buried by the landslides at about 2.30pm on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Deputy IGP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said that rescuers were being hampered by wet soil that was still moving. It is raining.
He also appealed to the crowd of onlookers to stay back and allow the rescuers to do their work unimpeded.
Bernama reported that in ALOR GAJAH, Malacca, Women, Family andCommunity Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalildirected the Social Welfare Department and the 'Skuad Sayang' (Caring Squad) to provide immediate assistance to the orphans and family of the victims.
"I will get in touch with the police to obtain detailed information and the actual cause of the landslide so that my ministry can take follow-up action to assist the victms," she said.
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