IPOH – The situation at the resort in Tambun, the site where a landslide occurred early today, is still unsafe as there is a risk of recurrent soil movement due to weather factors.
Perak Minerals and Geosciences Department (JMG) director Datuk Ahmad Zukni Ahmad Khalil said the JMG is closely monitoring the situation and will make an assessment for the proposal to stabilise the slope structure.
“The landslide just occurred this morning and with the rain occurring these couple of days, the situation is still not safe,” he told Bernama when contacted.
Meanwhile, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu in a statement said the state government is leaving the investigations into the incident to the relevant authorities to ensure that it will not recur.
“Kinta District Officer Meor Hezbullah Meor Abd Malik and a representative from the Menteri Besar’s Office are at the scene to help the authorities and agencies involved.
“It is with great sadness that the state government expresses its condolences to the family members of the two victims who were killed in the landslide,” he said.
Ahmad Faizal said the state government also appreciated the work done by the rescue team to locate the two victims since 1.45 am.
The first body of the two victims, a man, was found at 9.55 am, and the second, a woman, was discovered a few minutes later in a jacuzzi in one of the units at the resort.