Massive Landslide At Bukit Antarabangsa

12:33 AM



So I went back from MMU this evening for raya holiday, and when I was in the car my mom told me about the massive landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa.

Mom: Do you know about what happened to Paman Omar?

Yan: Erk, no.. Why?

Mom: Ada tanah runtuh kat Bukit Antarabangsa kan.

Yan: Ouh, bukan dah lama gila ke? When I was at sekolah rendah kan?

Mom: Tak baca paper ke? There was a landslide la at 4am near Paman’s house.

Yan: OMG sumpah tak tahu! You don’t give me kereta so bukan salah adik la disconnected from dunia luar. Paman ok tak? Kat rumah dia ke?

Mom: Haha, not exactly kat rumah dia but very near la. Dekat surau yang ada sekolah agama tu. Yes they all ok je. Paman Man nanti amik diorang, n then teros pergi airport pick up Aunty Liza (Paman Omar's wife)

Luckily, my uncle and his family selamat and sihat sejahtera. But, they all stucked up there at their house since the main road was totally destroyed.He said that he cannot get out from his area because the road was cut off and there is no way for them to go out by car. So when my other uncle, Paman Man went there to pick them up, they need to walk all the way from Taman Bukit Utama to the junction near Datuk K’s house (maybe, I'm not very sure). Kasihan mereka kena jalan kaki. Hehe.

"Four people were killed and more than eight others are feared buried in a landslide early today in Bukit Antarabangsa, Hulu Klang, near here. The landslide, which is believed to have buried 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah and Taman Bukit Utama, occurred at about 4am.

Three of the four killed are women, according to Red Crescent personnel at the scene. About 15 injured people have been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital. The landslide has cut off the access road to the residential area, trapping hundreds of people at Bukit Antarabangsa. Eight of the bungalows affected are in Taman Bukit Utama and the other six in Taman Bukit Mewah, said a spokesman of the Fire and Rescue Unit at the scene. One of the bungalows is believed to be owned by Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab, the principal private secretary to the prime minister.

A search and rescue operation has been launched, involving personnel from the military, Civil Defence Department, Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue (Smart) team, Fire & Rescue Unit and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council. The injured were given first aid at the Addinniah surau before being sent to the nearest hospitals in ambulances, at least 12 of which were seen at the scene. Bukit Antarabangsa State Assemblyman Azmin Ali said at the scene that earth movement continued to take place and that electricity supply to several housing estates in Bukit Antarabangsa was disrupted."

*taken from NST Online


Earth fell on houses in Taman Bukit Mewah
and Taman Bukit Utama
.



View of my uncle's neighbourhood
from the sky.



Major destruction.

The recent floods and landslides are just the beginning.
There will be more natural disasters during this rainy season.


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5 comments

  1. wow, you never hear about these things in the newspapers, but gosh im glad your uncle and his family are ok :D my dad was in pakistan when the earth quake happened he was in lahor and my mum was in delhi giving a talk, scary scary, i no how it feels.

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  2. 2nd major landslides..
    after Highland Towers in 1993.

    aftermath may occur i guess, like minor landslides

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  3. TheCynic: haha yeah,I'm staying at Cyber so I dont really buy newspaper at all. hey you r staying near the affected area ke?

    Jye: i think the residential property values will decrease la.

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