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Firemen rescue nine men trapped at Sg Kedondong



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department rescued nine men who were trapped on a rock area during high tide at Sungai Kedondong, Kuala Kubu Bharu, near here Friday (Sept 17).

Its director, Norazam Khamis said the department received a distress call at 7.55pm, following which a team of firemen from the Kuala Kubu Bharu fire and rescue station rushed to the scene to rescue the victims, aged between 16 and 20.

When the fire team arrived at 8.27pm, only seven of them were still trapped, as two had been able to swim across the river to safety, he said in a statement on Saturday (Sept 18). - Bernama


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Landslide at Kemensah Heights believed due to underground water flow, says Fire Dept


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The landslide that affected 19 double-storey terrace houses along Jalan Kemensah Heights here Friday (Sept 17), is believed to be due to the movement of underground water following a downpour in the area.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail (pic) said the flow of the underground water caused the soil structure to slide.

He said it also blocked the flow of the river water at the foot of the hill.

"At the moment, the department, together with the police and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, are evacuating the victims, while repair work of the slope will be carried out by the relevant parties,” he said when met by reporters at the scene early Saturday (Sept 18).

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