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Decomposed body of missing landslide victim found

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Dec 2008: The body of the fifth victim who perished in the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide, a Sri Lankan, was detected about 50 metres from her employer’s house, the late Dr S Yogeswari, who was also killed in the 6 Dec incident.

While confirming the find, Selangor Police Chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the Fire and Rescue personnel discovered the maid’s body, known as Mary, at about 6.30pm.

At press time, the rescue team were still trying to retrieve the victim’s body from the rubble.

The 4am landslide which destroyed 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah, Bukit Antarabangsa, also claimed four lives. 

The four victims were Shaiful Khas Datuk Shahrudin, 20, Yogeswari, 40, accountant Eng Yee Peng, 30, and an Indonesian maid, Surinah, in her 30s.

According to Ampang deputy police chief Supt Amiruddin Jamaluddin, the body was found by a rescue officer who went to investigate a stench coming out from the hole when cleaning works were being carried out.

“After digging through, decomposed body parts — a hand and leg — with bones showing, and a severed head together with a pink t-shirt was found,” he said.

He said the remains were retrieved at about 8pm and sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for a post-mortem. — Bernama


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