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Published: Wednesday May 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday May 9, 2013 MYT 12:06:40 PM

Nine cars buried in landslip

KUALA LUMPUR: A landslide buried nine cars at a car park along Jalan Ampang, near the Jalan Dang Wangi intersection here.

No casualty was reported in the 7pm incident yesterday when part of the hillslope across the road from the Dang Wangi LRT station collapsed.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel closed off parts of Jalan Ampang to traffic.

Earlier, Twitter users reported that some cars were buried in a landslide in front of the Dang Wangi LRT station near Bukit Nanas.

Firemen rushed to the site to help retrieve the cars and search for victims.

A car owner, known only as Raj, 28, was shocked to discover his car almost buried when he returned from the LRT station.

Meanwhile in Petaling Jaya, a woman narrowly escaped after a landslip in Bukit Gasing caused a tree to fall on her car while she was driving home.

Shanthi Kanthaswamy, 48, a marketing and sales controller who lives in Fraser Towers, was driving along Jalan 5/60 during heavy rain when the tree fell on the bonnet of her Honda Accord, pushing her car sideways and badly damaging it.

“At about 8.15pm, I heard rumbling noises before a tree came crashing in front of me.

“Luckily, I was driving very slowly, otherwise the impact would have been worse. I could have been thrown off,” she added.

Fraser Towers Joint Manage­ment Body chairman M. Kamar said residents had been complaining about landslips in the area for years.

Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Risyakaran said he would help expedite efforts to prevent further landslips in the area.

“I urge the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to speed up remedial works,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: landslide

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