Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malaysia landslide: Body of Lankan found

The body of the fifth victim who perished in the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide, a Sri Lankan, was detected yesterday about 50 metres from her employer’s house, the late Dr Yogeswari, who was also killed in the Dec 6 incident.
While confirming the find, Selangor Police Chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the Fire and Rescue personnel discovered the maid’s body, known as Mary, last evening. At press time, the rescue team were still trying to retrieve the victim’s body from the rubble. The landslide which destroyed 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah, Bukit Antarabangsa, also claimed four lives. The four victims were Shaiful Khas Datuk Shahrudin, 20, Dr S Yogeswari, 40, accountant Eng Yee Peng, 30, and an Indonesian maid, Surinah, in her 30s. (New Strait Times)

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