Two sleeping sisters buried alive in Ulu Yam landslide


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 30 Nov 2008

HULU SELANGOR: Two sisters were buried alive after a landslide crashed on their bungalow at Lot 110, Jalan Belinda 1, Ulu Yam Perdana early Sunday.

Noratirah Roslan, 16, and Nurul Intan Sarina Roslan, 9, were sleeping in their room when the hillside at the back of their house collapsed, sending tonnes of rubble and soil crashing down on the single-storey house at about 5.30am.

The rescuers, comprising police, Smart, Fire and Rescue Department and Civil Defence Department personnel retrieved Noratirah's body at 12.55pm.

Nurul Intan Sarina's body had not been taken out from the rubble yet.

The victims' parents Roslan Mohd Jalil, 49, and Azizan Madon, 42, and their three siblings Norlisa Azira, 8, Anis Afina, 6, and Norman Afiq, 3, who were sleeping in the living room were unhurt in the incident as they managed to get out of the house through the roof.

Meanwhile, Azizan told reporters at the scene that the landslide happened very fast.

"I heard a loud bang at the back of the house and then I saw rubbles and soil crashing into the house.

"I crawled out through a hole in the roof and asked for help from the resort's management. My husband and the three children also managed to get out of the house through the roof," she said.

She said it was the first incident in the area ever since they occupied the bungalow seven years ago. - Bernama

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