BANGI: Police investigations into the landslide tragedy at the Father’s Organic Farm campsite near Batang Kali are now almost 90% completed, said Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed.
Arjunaidi said current investigations included examination of the crime scene, recordings of conversations between rescue team personnel and hospital pathology reports to determine the cause of death of landslide victims.
“So far, police have taken statements from 77 witnesses, including the injured victims, families, campsite operators and workers as well as the rescue team personnel.
“The investigation paper was opened under Sections 304 (A) and 290 of the Penal Code, and the Local Government Act 1974,” he told reporters after the presentation of certificates to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Volunteer Police Corps who completed their training.
Meanwhile, Arjunaidi said poice had traced as many as 20 vehicles buried in the incident and efforts were being made to identify the owners.
“Police will not remove the vehicle because they were buried too deep. It is up to the owners to talk to their respective insurance companies about the damage and their claims,” he said.
The early morning incident on Dec 16 claimed the lives of 31 out of the 92 people involved. Sixty-one people escaped unhurt or with minor injuries.
Among the dead, 18 were adults and 13 were children, including a one-year-old baby.