Tourists Stranded In Mudslide Chaos At Malaysian Resort

Story ByLee BullenSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This huge mudslide hit a popular mountain resort and left tourists and residents stranded.

The landslide took place in Genting Highlands, a high-altitude resort in the Titiwangsa Mountains located just northeast of the western Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

This year’s monsoon season has seen constant downpours in many regions of Malaysia, including Genting Highlands and the Klang Valley.

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The rainstorms have resulted in numerous mudslides, particularly in mountainous regions.

A severe landslide in Genting Highlands led to a major road being blocked as holidaymakers, residents and resort staff members were left stranded.

Pahang Fire and Rescue spokesperson Nor Hisham Mohammad confirmed that no one was hurt during the incident.

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Mohammad added that contractors carrying out works in the resort helped firefighters to clear the earth and debris from the blocked road.

Reports said that 10 firefighters and three engines were sent to the scene after receiving a distress call.

Firefighter Yusry Abdullah Sani said: “There is still land movement that is affecting the area.”

Sani confirmed that the authorities are monitoring the mountainous area to ensure public safety in the high-altitude resort.

The latest reports said that the clean-up operation is ongoing and traffic is being diverted as the authorities continue to clear the affected main road.

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