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Remains are Sri Lankan maid’s: police

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Dec 2008: Police have confirmed that the remains recovered from the rubble of the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide in Hulu Klang near here yesterday were that of the Sri Lankan maid who had been reported missing following the 6 Dec mishap.

Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Abdul Jalil Hassan said today that the decomposed remains of the maid, known as Mary, with the head separated from the body, was found in a metre-deep cavity at 6.30pm during clearing-up work.

“The remains were identified from the clothing as well as a mattress and blanket found there,” he said when contacted.

One of Mary’s legs was pinned under a bed at the place where her body was recovered, about 50 metres from the site of the bungalow of her employer, veterinarian Dr N Yogeswari, 40, who had also died in the tragedy along with three other people, student Shaiful Khas Shahrudin, 20, accountant Eng Yee Peng, 30, and Indonesian maid Surinah, in her 30s.

Fourteen bungalows were destroyed or damaged in the landslide which occurred at about 4am on 6 Dec.

The landslide also cut off the main access road to several housing areas in Bukit Antarabangsa.

Abdul Jalil said a relative of Yogeswari identified Mary’s remains from the blouse and skirt on the body.

He also said that police had informed the Sri Lankan High Commission of the recovery. — Bernama

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