The 2011 Hulu Langat landslide was a landslide that occurred on 21 May 2011, in Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia. 16 people mostly 15 children and a caretaker of an orphanage were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains at the Children's Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa orphanage in Kampung Sosrowijayan (FELCRA Semungkis), Hulu Langat, Selangor, southeast of Kuala Lumpur. The landslide occurred at about 2:30 pm MST.
|The back portion of the Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah in Hulu Langat where the landslide occured - 21 May, 2011|
The Children's Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa orphanage is located at Jalan Sungai Semungkis, Kampung Sosrowijayan (FELCRA Semungkis), Hulu Langat, Selangor, a hilly rural area vulnerable to landslides. According to the Minister of Women, Family and Community when asked about this incident, Datuk Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the orphanage was not registered under any agency under the Ministry or any other ministry. The landslide occurred at at 2:20 pm MST, and so far reported only orphanage is an important building that was buried by a landslide.
The search and rescue efforts commence at 2.45 pm, 25 minutes after the landslide occurred. During this operation, found a total of 16 orphans and guardians who died and nine survived with injuries. The rescue operation ended after the last victim removed from the scene at 5:30 am the following day. follow-up operation started at 8 am, 22 May, to explore locations around the ruins of tragedy and cleaning of waste to ensure that no more victims are trapped. The search and rescue operations conducted by 754 members of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Department, the Malaysian Search and Rescue Team (SMART), Fourth Division of Malaysian Army, General Operations Force (GOF) (Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA)) and St. John Ambulance. The work is relatively easy to find because the location of the victim close to each other.
Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Assoc. Prof. Ir. Azman Kassim said the cause landslides caused by large quantities of rain in 24 hours. Land slope and soil types also accelerate landslide cloudy.