Police investigate holiday campsite deaths close to popular Malaysia resort

By Linsey McNeill
19/12/2022
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Malaysia police are investigating the deaths of at least 24 people at a campsite in Malaysia.

The campers were hit by a landslide in the early hours of Friday morning as they slept in their tents.

Mud and debris flattened the campsite, which had been set up on Father’s Organic Farm in Batang Kali, close to the popular Genting Highlands, about 30 miles north of Kuala Lumpur.

Some 61 people escaped, but at least 24 were killed and authorities are continuing to search for nine who are missing.

All the victims, which included seven children, were Malaysian.

News organisation Reuters said police have questioned the owners of the campsite, which was one of three that had been set up on the farm without a licence.

The owners did not immediately responded to Reuters’ request for a comment, but in a message posted on its Facebook page it said: “Disasters are faceless, love is with us! Our hearts are closely connected with you, may the deceased rest in peace. 

“(Our) heartfelt and deepest condolences to the families, (and we pray) for the recovery of survivors and those who were injured.”

*Photo taken from Facebook

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