KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -About 100 individuals have been caught in a landslide that struck a campsite in Malaysia early Friday, officers mentioned, as search and rescue personnel scoured the location for dozens nonetheless lacking.
The landslide in Selangor state, on the outskirts of capital, Kuala Lumpur, occurred about 3 a.m. (1900 GMT) on the aspect of a highway close to a farmhouse that gives tenting amenities, the state hearth and rescue division mentioned in a press release.
A minimum of 31 individuals have been rescued, mentioned the division’s director, Norazam Khamis.
The landslide fell from an estimated peak of 30 metres (100 ft) above the campsite, and lined an space of about one acre (0.4 hectare), he mentioned.
The landslide happened simply outdoors the Genting Highlands, a well-liked hill nation space in Batang Kali district, north of the capital.
Selangor is the nation’s most prosperous state and has suffered landslides earlier than, typically attributed to forest and land clearance.
The area is in its wet season however no heavy rain or earthquakes have been recorded in a single day.