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Malaysia landslide: 9 Killed, 100 feared trapped after landslide hits Malaysia campsite

Nine people have died and dozens are feared trapped due to landslides in Malaysia. The landslide occurred in Selangor state on the outskirts of the capital Kuala Lumpur, according to the Fire and Rescue Department.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kuala Lumpur: At least nine people have been killed and many injured in Friday’s landslide in Malaysia. So far 53 people have been rescued after a landslide at the camp site. Although dozens of people are still trapped. The landslide occurred in Selangor state on the outskirts of the capital Kuala Lumpur, the Fire and Rescue Department said in a statement. The accident occurred at 3 am when a landslide occurred on the side of a road near a farmhouse.

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Officials said that dozens of people are still missing. The fire and rescue department said that several people were injured. According to the department, the rescue operation has been started and the work of evacuating people is going on fast.

At least 31 people have been rescued from the camp site after the landslide, according to Norazam Khamis, director of the fire department. He said the landslide occurred from an estimated height of 30 meters above the campsite and covered an area of ​​about one acre.

The disaster occurred in the Genting Highlands, a mountainous area in Batang Kali district, north of the capital. This region is popular for its resorts and natural beauty. Selangor is the most prosperous state in the country and has faced landslides before. These events are common in the region during the rainy season, but no heavy rains or earthquakes were recorded overnight.

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