Over 50 people were rescued, and search teams combed thick mud and downed trees in Malaysia early on Friday in search of dozens still missing after a landslide swept through a campsite. Eight people were killed.
Selangor state’s fire and rescue department said the landslide occurred near an organic farm with camping facilities about 3 a.m. (1900 GMT) on the side of a road.
As per the latest message on social media, a total of 92 people had been found in the landslide, out of which 53 are safe.
Eight are confirmed dead, seven were injured. Rescue efforts are underway.
From a height of about 100 feet, a landslide dropped in front of a campsite, covering an area about an acre big, reports the fire department.
“I pray that the missing victims can be found safely soon,” Malaysia s minister of natural resources, environment and climate change, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, tweeted on Friday morning. “The rescue team has been working since early. I m going down there today.”
The disaster was only 30 miles outside the popular tourist attraction of Kuala Lumpur and 50 kilometers from Genting Highland. Pictures of Father’s Organic Farm show a farmhouse located in a small valley and open area to put tents up.
Local TV has footage from a forest where a landslide had taken place and you can see other people clambering in thick mud, and it has been put on social media.