Orphanage victims of landslide and rescue team get immediate state aid

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and the state executive council members expressed their condolences to the families of the children killed in the landslide which hit the orphanage, Rumah Anak-anak Yatim dan Anak-anak Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa Felda Semungkis in Kampung Gahal, Hulu Langat, near here today.

A statement issued by the menteri besar’s office said that the Selangor government had sent the state Humanitarian Aid Mission and Charity Foundation teams to the scene to provide immediate aid to the victims and their family members.

Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) will bear the cost of all the needs of those who were rescued in the incident and also of those involved in the search and rescue operation, it said.

MBI will also contribute RM1,000 each to the families of those killed in the landslide. The Selangor government is also providing temporary accommodation at Azwin Resort to the residents of the orphanage and their family members.

— Bernama