SEMENYIH: Nineteen people, including four children were rescued following a landslide at Jalan Genting Peres-Kuala Kelawang here.In the first operation, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operation centre chief Zulfikar Jaffar said two men were trapped after a landslide caused a tree to topple.
“Both men were rescued at about 1.34am yesterday.
“One of them suffered a sprained ankle while the other was not injured,” he said.
Zulfikar said rescuers also saved 17 other individuals aged between five and 54, who were affected by the landslide.
“We rescued them at about 5.30am yesterday.
“They did not suffer any injury,” he added.
Zulfikar said rescuers consisted of the Fire Department, Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team (Storm) and police personnel.
In a separate case, a body of a 52-year-old woman was discovered on the ground floor of a flat in Taman Permata, Dengkil.
Zulfikar said the victim was believed to have drowned due to the floods.
“The body was discovered at about 8.20am yesterday.
“The water was about two-feet deep,” he said when contacted.
The body was handed over to the police for further action, Zulfikar added.