PETALING JAYA: Two men were confirmed dead in a landslide at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley in Cameron Highlands today.
Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said one victim, Muhammad Hafiz Hamdi, 31, was a lorry driver, and the other was the driver of a Toyota Vellfire multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), whose identity has yet to be confirmed.
He said the Perak fire and rescue department was attempting to remove the victims from their vehicles in the landslide debris.
Mior Faridalathrash said the lorry driver was on his way to Simpang Pulai from Cameron Highlands while the driver of the MPV was on his way from Gua Musang, Kelantan to Penang.
“No other passengers in the lorry and MPV were trapped in the rubble,” he said.
Search and rescue operations are still ongoing involving 110 personnel, including 31 firefighters, 13 members of the Malaysian Special Operations, Tactical and Rescue Team (Storm), and 33 policemen.