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Fire and Rescue Department personnel hard at work digging through the landslide in the search-and-rescue operations for the victims of the Batang Kali landslide at the Father’s Organic Farm campsite in Gohtong Jaya, Hulu Selangor, on December 20, 2022. — Picture by FACEBOOK/JBPM

Report on Batang Kali landslide tragedy ready by month-end

PUTRAJAYA, June 5 — The Batang Kali landslide tragedy report is expected to be completed at the end of this month and will be presented to the Cabinet, before being finalised for further action to be taken.

Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, in a statement today, said the ministry through the Public Works Department (JKR) in collaboration with relevant government agencies, is preparing the final draft report.

“I understand that many parties, including the families of the affected victims, want to know or get the final report of the incident, therefore I assure JKR is doing its best to complete this process,” he said.

Nanta said among the elements that were taken into account in the completion of the report were soil investigation tests in the field and laboratory, as well as data analysis.

“It is important that data from this test is analysed to determine the failure mechanism by various experts including from the aspects of geology and geotechnical engineering,” he said.

Yesterday, the media reported that victims of the Batang Kali landslide tragedy demanded that the government issue a full investigation report on the tragedy.

The tragedy on December 16, 2022 at about 2.30am, claimed the lives of 31 campers out of a total of 92 victims, after a landslide buried the Father’s Organic Farm camping area in Batang Kali.

The heartbreaking incident saw 18 adults and 13 children perish, with 20 bodies found in Sector A, one in Sector B and another 10 in Sector C in the camp area.

— Bernama

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