KUALA LUMPUR: Another body was found at the Father’s Organic Farm, Gohtong Jaya near Batang Kali, the site of a tragic landslide, at 11.16am on Wednesday (Dec 21).
The body was that of an adult man, increasing the death toll to 26. Seven people are still unaccounted for.
This came after the body of a girl, believed to be aged between six and 10, was found late on Tuesday night.
When the landslide struck the campsite at 2.42am last Friday, there were 94 people at the Father’s Organic Farm.
Meanwhile, a “Sweeper” team involved in the search and rescue operation was increased from seven to 28 on Tuesday to ramp up search efforts.
Prevailing good weather conditions since Monday and a lack of earth movements in the area enabled the operation, which on Tuesday started at 8am, to continue without any hindrance.