Bkt Antarabangsa: Search on for Sri Lankan woman (Update)
By M. KUMAR
KUALA LUMPUR: Search and rescue resumed late last night at the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide site after police received reports that a Sri Lankan woman was missing, said Selangor Chief Police Officer Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.
He said that the woman was believed to have been with veterinarian Dr N. Yogeswari who was among the four who died on Saturday when the landslide hit the homes of sleeping residents early in the morning.
He said that the woman in her 30s was Yogeswari's maid and had been with the family for six years.
DCP Khalid said on Monday that rescue teams were, therefore, concentrating the search at Yogeswari's bungalow at No. 1, Jalan Bukit Mewah, one of 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah and Taman Bukit Utama that were damaged by the landslide at 4am on Saturday.
He added that the search teams had to tread carefully as the ground was still not considered safe.
Meanwhile, about 2,000 residents of Bukit Antarabangsa were still trapped in their residential area as the main access road to the housing estates there remains cut off by the landslide.
Work to build an alternative route had been by the rain but was expected to be rady by Sunday evening, he said.
Meanwhile, Bernama reported that he had also asked the media to avoid interviewing the affected residents on the situation in the landslide area as there could be conflicting reports.
The media should report to the security authorities if they came across trapped people who had been overlooked so that immediate action could be taken to assist them, he said.
Despite the disaster and the rain this morning, Muslim residents in the area attended Aidil Adha prayers at the Addinniah surau located about 500 metres from the landslide area.
Muslims among the people trapped in their homes owing to the cutoff access road attended prayers at the AlHidayah Mosque.
The four people who died in the landslide are Dr Yogeswari, 40, accountant Eng Yee Peng, 30, Shaiful Khas Shahrudin, 20, and Indonesian national Surinah, 30s.