Security guard buried alive in landslide at Taman Seputeh

KUALA LUMPUR: A security guard died after being buried alive at his guard post following a landslide near Wisma YPR along Jalan 2/87G, Taman Seputeh here.

City Fire and Rescue Department operations control centre said they received information about the landslide at 12.54am.

"We were alerted about the landslide and that a person was trapped under the soil.

"We immediately dispatched fire engines, rapid intervention motorcycles, and other assets together with K-9 units and 37 personnel members to the scene," it said in a statement on Thursday (May 4).

According to the department operations commander Mohd Rizuan Razali, the first unit arrived at the scene at 1.05am and found that a landslide had occurred and buried a security post.

"The affected area spanned at least six metres by 12 metres with a depth of three metres.

"We also received information that an adult male security guard was buried under the soil.

"Search and rescue efforts for the victim were immediately started with the help of K-9 units with the help of Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team of Malaysia (STORM) personnel and Kuala Lumpur City Hall excavators," he said adding that the victim was dug out at 6.23am and was pronounced dead by paramedics there.

He said the victim was handed over to the police for further action.

"Based on our checks the landslide did not affect the integrity of the main building but we have cordoned off the affected area to prevent any untoward incidents until repair work is conducted," he said.

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