23 May '11, 5am

Malaysia probes town after landslide

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities on Monday investigated the rural town where a landslide slammed into an orphanage, leaving 16 dead, for fear another disaster could hit the slip-prone region. A 34-year-old caretaker and 15 boys, aged between eight and 19 years old, were killed and 10 others were hospitalised in the tragedy at Hulu Langat town just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur. The boys were attending a drum rehearsal held in a tent when an avalanche of rocks, sand and mud came crashing down on Saturday after days of heavy rain. Teams from the Public Works Department and geologists from a university institute are surveying hillside developments in the town, where clusters of traditional ethnic Malay-style houses line the country road next to a river. Ibrahim Komo, director of the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute which is carrying out a week-long ...

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