Taman Bukit Permai landslide: Loud bang heard, we ran for our lives, says witness

KUALA LUMPUR: "There were two landslides during the drizzle”, says a witness of the landslide incident in Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang, that involved 15 houses and 10 cars.

Azril Sham Mohamed, 50, said when the landslides occurred, he had just returned home from work in Bangi at about 6pm Thursday (March 10), and suddenly, he heard a loud bang.

"I quickly alerted my wife and children and we ran for our lives,” he told reporters at the scene tonight.

Azril said he has been staying in the area for 13 years and this was the first time a landslide had happened.

In the incident, three victims are feared still buried while two more were found with the first victim successfully pulled out from the rubble at 6.54pm with only minor injuries.

The second victim, a woman was found at 7.53pm but died later, police said.

An engine with nine personnel from the Pandan Fire and Rescue station was rushed to the scene when they received an emergency call at 5.54pm.

Search is currently underway to locate the three more victims, including a utility company maintenance employee. - Bernama

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