Father searching for son at hospitals, daughter found safe

17 Dec 2022 12:35am
Choong when talking to the media tonight at Sungai Buloh hospital. (Picture by Mukhriz Mat Husin)
Choong when talking to the media tonight at Sungai Buloh hospital. (Picture by Mukhriz Mat Husin)

SUNGAI BULOH - An elderly man admitted that he had struck a dead-end after visiting a few hospitals and still unable to locate his son, who is a victim of the Father’s Organic Farm landslide at Batang Kali, Selangor today.

The 60-year old father who only wanted to be known as Choong said his two children was at the campsite when tragedy struck.

He said his daughter was found safe at Selayang Hospital while he was still unable to locate his son.

So far, he said he had gone to Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital, Selayang Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital to look for his son.

Choong stated that head received information that his 32-year-old son had been taken in an ambulance from the campsite and was believed to be arriving at the hospitals listed but his whereabouts were still unknown.

"I'm still looking. I don't know where he is yet.

"I hope he is safe," he told Sinar on Friday night.

Choong said he was informed of the landslide at 8am this morning.

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Choong said, he was informed of the news about the landslide that happened to his two children at 8 o'clock this morning.

He admitted that he had initially felt upset and sad that the tragedy had happened to his children.

“It's heartbreaking, it (happened to) my own child but we are waiting (for the hospital's decision) until now we still haven't (received). May take more time,” he said.

Malaysia woke up to shocking news of an early-morning landslide at a campsite that took place on Friday morning, trapping about 100 victims within the surrounding area.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed that a total of 21 victims were killed in the tragedy as of 7.10pm.

A total 12 victims were still missing as of 7.10pm, he added.