The remains of a girl found as the 24th victim of Batang Kali landslide

BATANG KALI: The search and rescue (SAR) team had found the remains of a girl at Sector A of the campsite on Saturday and with the discovery the death toll from the landslide at Father’s Organic Farm campsite had risen to 24.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said, the victims’s body had been transferred to Sungai Buloh Hospital for a post-mortemand identification by her next-of-kin.

As of 4.05 pm Saturday, 61 out of 94 victims have been found, 24 confirmed dead and efforts are ongoing to locate and rescue another nine more missing victims.

In another development, the Selangor Police have launched investigations into the owner of the campsite that is alleged to have run the business without license.

The premises had only the license for organic farming.

“I have instructed the Selangor officer-in charge of Criminal Investigations (OCCI) to lead the investigations while the SAR team continues with the rescuemission,” IGP told reporters at the landslide site, Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Director, Datuk Norazam Khamis said, the SAR team had combed through 40 per cent of the landslide area and added that the chances are very slim to find more survivors in the area. –Malaysia World News

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