Of the 92 people initially trapped in the landslide, 61 people were found safe.
Rescue teams in
Malaysia have recovered the body of the last person
unaccounted for after a landslide that flattened a campsite last
week, bringing what is thought to be the final death toll to 31.
The landslide occurred in the early hours of December 15 at
Batang Kali, a popular hilly area about 50km north of
Kuala Lumpur, while campers were asleep in their tents, tearing
down a hillside and into an organic farm that officials said was
not licensed to operate as a campsite.
Among the victims were 11 children and 14 women, according
to the fire and rescue department.
Rescue workers, in their ninth day of search operations,
found the body of a boy in a sleeping bag while digging through
mud and debris, Hulu Selangor police chief Suffian Abdullah
said. The boy was estimated to be around seven years old.
Suffian said they believe all victims have now been found,
but search operations will continue to assist in investigations.
Initial investigations found that the earth fell from an
estimated height of 30 metres (100 ft) and covered an area of
about eight acres.
Landslides are common in Malaysia but typically only after
heavy rain. Flooding occurs often, with more than 72,000 people
displaced so far this year by torrential rain nationwide.
More than dozen dead in Malaysia landslide, many missing