More than 200 residents from 48 homes in Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang, were ordered to vacate their houses after cracks were found at the landslide location due to land movements.
Hulu Langat district officer Ani Ahmad said the order to evacuate immediately was issued to give space to the authorities to conduct a detailed study.
“Occupants of 48 houses in four lanes were directed to relocate to avoid any untoward incidents considering the uncertain weather now.
“We are setting up a temporary evacuation centre (PPS) at the Ampang Jaya Municipality Council (MPAJ) community hall near the landslide location,” she said at a media conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
Ani said so far, no victims were at the PPS as they had chosen to stay with relatives or at nearby hotels or homestays.
Nonetheless, the PPS remains open to residents who wish to stay there temporarily.
She said a district disaster management centre involving the cooperation of several agencies, among them the MPAJ, Public Work Department, police, and the Fire and Rescue Department had been set up to formulate a more organised strategy for handling the incident.
“So far, cleaning work cannot be carried out as the stability of the slope has not been established,” she said.
The landslide in Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang at 5.54pm yesterday took four lives and left one person injured. It also caused damage to 15 houses and 10 vehicles.