Landslide at Al-Taqwa Orphanage, Hulu Langat

May 23, 2011 at 12:09 AM

This was a very devastating news to wake up to. I woke up this morning and the first thing I’d do is to check my phone for SMS, missed calls, facebook and twitter. It was a surprise to check my twitter to read news about a landslide so i checked the news. There was a landslide yesterday afternoon that occurred at an orphanage house in Hulu Langat.

16 died and 9 injured with 3 of them in critical condition. Majority young boys.

It’s absolutely devastating to hear this. It was all over the news, and whole Malaysia is affected by this. Maybe it’s because it involved kids… very young kids. They were preparing for a visit from FINAS (Malaysia National Film Development) which was scheduled yesterday’s evening but this very unfortunate incident happened.

Landslide case is not something new in Malaysia. Especially since the weather has been crazy lately… it hasn’t rained much in my hometown but in other parts of Malaysia, it has been raining like crazy.. especially in Hulu Langat. Latest news I heard where there was a flood there in Hulu Langat so it’s not a surprise that a landslide could happen.

My condolences to the victims’ families. May their soul rest in peace. Al-Fatihah.