CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Pahang: Rescue teams found another body of a landslide victim at Kampung Raja, Blue Valley, on Saturday (Jan 27), bringing the total number of bodies recovered so far to three.
A landslide struck a house in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands in the early hours of Friday, cutting off road access to the side in the Blue Vally area.
Cameron Highlands district police chief DSP Azri Ramli said the body of a man was detected by the Fire and Rescue Department’s tracker dog near Sector C, where the first body was found on Friday. The third body was found at 12.15am.
“The body is being removed from the landslide area and forensic officers from D10 Bukit Aman have arrived to identify the body,” he told a press conference at the Fire and Rescue Department’s Control Post at the site of the landslide on Friday.
Azri said the two bodies found yesterday were identified as Law Ha Phey, 36, and Ki Shing Om, 48.
The bodies had been sent to Sultanah Hajah Kalsom Hospital in the Cameron Highlands for further action, he added.
They were among five Myanmar nationals, including a woman, who were buried alive when their homes were involved in the landslide at about 2.40am on Friday.
The other three victims are identified as Shing Law Har, 56, Om Myu, 37, and a 25-year-old woman, Thang Moung.
Source: Channel News Asia