At least eight people were killed and others were injured as a result of a landslide that occurred this morning near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
"The collapse hit a camping site near the town of Batang Kali, adjacent to the capital, and resulted in eight deaths and seven injuries, while rescue teams continue to search for dozens of missing persons," the agency quoted AFP as saying.
Landslides are common in Malaysia after heavy rains, which generally fall at the end of every year, but the town of Batang Kali did not record heavy rains yesterday.
The Malaysian government imposed strict laws regarding building on the slopes of the hills, but landslides continue in this country due to weather conditions. Last March, four people were killed after a landslide buried their homes in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.
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