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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his deputy, and two ministers will be heading to the landslide site at Batang Kali, where two people have been found dead and scores missing.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil today tweeted that Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming will be visiting the site.

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Nine dead, dozens still missing after landslide in Batang Kali
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KUALA LUMPUR – As of 11.08am, nine people were found dead, while seven are injured after an early morning landslide took place at a campsite in Batang Kali, said the National Disaster Management Agency.

A total of 92 victims were located, 69 of which were found safely as search-and-rescue operations continue.

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‘Hillslopes weakened by underground water caused Batang Kali landslide’
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KUALA LUMPUR – The fatal landslide at three campsites in Batang Kali early this morning was caused by the weakening of hillslopes by underground water flow, said Mineral and Geoscience Department Director Hisamuddin Termidi. 

He said that based on the department’s early observations, “homogeneous material” from the top of the higher ground had fallen after the slopes’ base gave way, following contact with water.

“For now, works are being focused on search-and-rescue attempts,” he said during a visit to the incident site earlier today, according to a video posted by the department on its Facebook page.

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