KUANTAN, Nov 6 — The Cleaning up works in the landslide area at Jalan Genting-Amber Court, Genting Highlands near here, is expected to complete tonight.
Head of Genting Highlands Fire and Rescue Station Yusry Abdullah Sani said, however, the operation would be stopped if rain occurred for safety reason.
“We found that land movements still occur at the affected area as well as occasional minor landslides. If the weather permits, we will be able to complete the operation on schedule.
“We have opened up an alternative route for going down traffic but it only for light vehicles and pedestrians,” he told Bernama when contacted from here today.
Yusry also confirmed that 200 tourists who were trapped in a hotel and serviced apartment located near the landslide area had been evacuated this morning.
“They were led to a safe area on foot in stages in small groups with the last batch left the place at 4 am this morning. The hotel management provided transports to take them to a safe location,” he said.
The incident was reported occurred around 5.40 pm yesterday following a non-stop heavy downpour since 4 pm. No casualties were reported.
However, the landslide has not affected the main route to Genting Highlands as it occurs at a route to a different part of the internationally renowned highlands resort.