Serendah landslide: Piling works to finish on Tuesday

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  • Sunday, 27 Nov 2016

A major landslide buried a food stall and several vehicles in Taman Idaman.

HULU SELANGOR: Piling works to strengthen the ground at Taman Idaman will continue until Tuesday, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim.

He said on Sunday that the completion of the piling work was delayed due to underground water flowing in the area and rain.

The piling work was scheduled for completion on Sunday.

"Strengthening work is focused in an area near two houses that are near a slope. The

"At the moment, strengthening work of the ground is focused in an area near two houses near a slope. The area is identified as having the highest risk of another landslide," he told reporters at the scene.

Shahidan said the agencies involved in the piling work were the Public Works Department, the Minerals and Geoscience Department and the Drainage and Irrigation Department.

He added that residents who have been evacuated due to the landslide would be allowed to return home only after the situation was safe for them to do so.

Meanwhile, Hulu Selangor district police chief Supt R. Supramaniam said a total of 131 people from 27 families were now at the temporary shelter located at Sekolah Rendah Agama Serendah.

"I understand that five more families have yet to register with the Social Welfare Department and I urge them to come forward to facilitate operations, including the distribution of aid," he added.

Saturday's landslide saw 340 people from 64 families being ordered to vacate their homes, and police have classified the affected site as a Red Zone.

The public - including residents - are not allowed to be within a 600-metre radius of the site, with police stationed to watch over the evacuated houses. - Bernama

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