An Emergency and Mass Casualty Incident Response in the Jalan Batang Kali-Jalan Genting Highlands Malaysia Landslide 2022: A Case Report and Strategies to Improve
At about 3 am on Friday 16 December, a landslide occurred along the Jalan Batang kali Genting highlands road. The medical team of Hospital Selayang had been activated and responded to the site. A campsite with visitors from a local school including families and children who were hit by a landslide was reported missing and trapped in the area. Of the 92 victims, and survivors were 61, the number of deaths was 31. The search and rescue team used equipment such as excavators as well as the help of the K9 unit to help locate the victims in the landslide. The media was present at the cold zone or green zone and had 24-hour coverage of the scene to spread the necessary and accurate information to the public. Regular briefings were done by the SAR teams together with the incident commander to the media to keep the public updated on the real information about the scene.
Keywords:Casualty Incident Response, Genting Highlands Malaysia Landslide 2022, A Case Report and Strategies to Improve
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