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Two missing safes found buried in landslide rubble

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Dec 2008: Two safes reported missing from one of 14 bungalows buried in the landslide at Taman Bukit Mewah in Bukit Antarabangsa, have been recovered.

Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Abdul Jalil Hassan said the safes were found about noon today, with the cooperation of the Special Malaysian Search and Rescue Team (Smart).

Prior to this, family members of the late Eng Yee Peng, 30, who perished in the landslide, lodged a report and held the authorities liable for the missing safes which contained family valuables.

“We only managed to dig out one of the boxes and efforts are being done to take the other one out. Both boxes were found buried in the rubble of bungalow No 16.

“I believe with the discovery of the safes, there will be no more allegations against the authorities,” Abdul Jalil told reporters here today.

In another development, the police chief said rubble and debris within a 35m radius of the landslide area had been cleared so far, to enable the Public Works Department (PWD) to re-open Jalan Bukit Antarabangsa.

He said the PWD would also make an announcement tomorrow whether the evacuees from the five housing estates in the area could return home.

The five are Taman Bukit Mewah, Jalan 9 and 11 of Taman Wangsa Ukay, Impian Selatan Condominium and Jalan 6 of Taman Bukit Jaya. — Bernama


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