22 May '11, 12am

Some victims of M'sia landslide that buried an orphanage had to have their limbs amputated to save their lives

Some victims of M'sia landslide that buried an orphanage had to have their limbs amputated to save their lives

Survivors of a landslide that half buried an orphanage are given medical treatment in Hulu Langat in central Selangor state, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. -- PHOTO: AP HULU LANGAT - SOME landslide victims underwent emergency amputations to save their lives. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said one or two victims had to have their limbs amputated at the makeshift treatment centre on site before they were sent to hospital. He added that teams from the Ampang, Kajang and Kuala Lumpur hospitals rushed to the scene to provide emergency medical aid. Mr Liow said there were two specialists, nine doctors and 25 paramedics treating the victims. 'The treatment centre was set up to stabilise the patients before they are sent to hospitals,' he said at the site last night, adding that there were about 20 ambulances available. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin s...

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