Hostel for landslide victims
Published: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
SHAH ALAM: Landslide-stricken Seri Beringin Apartment and Kampung Pasir residents were finally moved to Kompleks Rakan Muda hostel on Sunday, after being evacuated from their homes last Wednesday.
They were moved from the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) community hall in Puchong Indah to the hostel, which is better equipped with facilities like bathrooms, surau and beds.
Residents preparing to move to Kompleks Rakan Muda hostel.
“We’ve been given instructions by Ikram (Public Works Institute) that residents are still not allowed to move back into their homes until slope repair works are completed this Saturday,” said Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) public relations senior assistant director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid.
He reminded residents not to use the bathroom or turn on water taps in their house when returning to collect their belongings as it might affect the ongoing works.
After being evacuated last Wednesday, 15 families from Kampung Pasir and 52 households from Block B Seri Beringin Apartment were not allowed to return home to collect their belongings.
Some were moved to the community hall immediately while others chose to stay with their friends and relatives.
A total of 67 households were affected by the landslide which occurred near their doorsteps on Tuesday, but no one was injured.
MPSJ, police and Civil Defence Department have also set up a 24-hour security team to look after the houses to prevent burglary.
The cause of the landslide is suspected to be leakage from damaged pipes which caused soil movement.
MPSJ has also set aside RM500,000 for slope strengthening and repair works.