Cameron Highlands landslide: JKR helps clear debris as search continues for 3 more victims

JKR clearing the debris at the Cameron Highlands landslide site. Photo courtesy of Minister of Works Alexander Nanta Linggi FB.
Photo courtesy of Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue Department.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (Bernama) — The Public Works Department (JKR) is carrying out the clean-up work at the entrance of the landslide-hit area in Cameron Highlands, to facilitate search and rescue (SAR) operation for three more victims feared to have been buried alive under the rubble.

The landslide, which occured early Friday morning, has killed two people, whose bodies have been recovered while another three are feared buried alive. All five are Myanmar nationals aged between 25 and 56.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that even though the route and location of the incident was not under the supervision of JKR, but the department would continue to monitor the situation and be ready to provide whatever assistance needed.

“I would like to advise all parties to be careful and obey the instructions of the authorities for their safety,” he said in a Facebook post today.