Six bodies from Batang Kali landslide identified

SIX of the 21 bodies recovered from the landslide location at the Father’s Organic Farm campsite in Gohtong Jaya, near here, yesterday have been identified as at 7 am today.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said their identities were confirmed by next of kin through an identification process or the ‘finger printing’ test.

The post-mortem and identification process for the other bodies were still being conducted, it said in a statement today.

Four of those injured were being treated at Hospital Selayang, one was admitted to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and three were discharged yesterday after getting treatment at Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu.

“Information on the latest developments concerning victims of the tragedy will be announced from time to time after being verified by the agencies responsible,” it said.

In the landslide at 2.42 am yesterday, a section of a slope measuring 300 m long and 70 m high came crashing down onto the campsite.

As of this afternoon, 23 people have been confirmed killed in the landslide, 10 are still missing and 61 were rescued.

The dead identified so far:

1. Lim Wei Xin (adult woman)

2. Hong Mei Jing (adult woman)

3. Nurul Azmani (adult woman)

4. Lai Lee Yin (adult woman)

5. Tong Kai (9-year-old boy) 

6. Lai Lee Koo (adult woman)


Victims taken to hospitals:

No Name Sex Age Hospital Status
1.  Yam Lee Yen  Female 41  Selayang          Still in ward
2.  Ng Wei Lun  Male 13  Kuala Kubu Bharu  Discharged on Dec 16
3.  Mg Tan  Male 34  Kuala Kubu Bharu  Discharged on Dec 16
4.   Sandy Cheah Hui Kein  Female 32  Kuala Kubu Bharu  Discharged on Dec 16
5.   Tan Ei Ein  Female 43  Selayang  Still in ward
6.   Choo Wai Lun  Male 34  Selayang  Still in ward
7.   Ling Zi Xuan  Male 19  Kuala Lumpur  Still in ward
  8.  Loh Teng Shu  Male 44  Selayang  Still in ward