Sunday, May 22, 2011

Increases to 16 the number killed in an orphanage in Malaysia

Bangkok .- Fifteen children and one adult were killed in the landslide that buried part of an orphanage yesterday in the state of Selangor, near the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, police said Sunday. Emergency crews were terminating the search once were found in the rubble of the building and mud, all persons unaccounted for, said district police chief in Hulu Langat, Abdul Rashid, the state television channel.

In the school, a wooden building with three floors and cement and extracurricular activities were taught, had 44 children, two tutors and three employees when the landslide occurred. Nine other children and three adults were rescued alive, although with different prognosis wounds, while other people escaped the avalanche to be in a part of the building just recorded damage.

Until the crash site, located in an area that during the past two days there were heavy rains moved about two hundred members of the rescue teams, Civil Protection and Police. Officials said the landslide struck the children of the orphanage Hindraya to Taqwa, while conducting an outdoor practice session drumming.

Police ordered the evacuation of residents of nearby houses to the building for fear of new avalanches recorded in the next few hours by heavy rains which hindered the rescue of victims.

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