Guests at Malaysian hotel in Pahang evacuated after wall collapses

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said debris from the incident at 2am injured a senior citizen and a small boy.
Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said debris from the incident at 2am injured a senior citizen and a small boy.PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A total of 90 guests of a hotel in Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, near here had to be evacuated early Saturday morning (Feb 17) after part of its walls collapsed.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said debris from the incident at 2am also injured a senior citizen and a small boy.

“The collapse on the first level of the H block of the hotel involved about 84 sq m. The guests were all asleep during the incident."

JBPM has instructed the hotel management to transfer out all guests in the block as a security measure.

"The block was also ordered to be temporarily closed for inspection, until it was confirmed safe for occupation," he said in a statement here on Saturday.

Mohd Sani added that the two injured were sent to the Bentong Hospital.

He added that the operation, which was also joined by a police team, ended at 4.20am on Saturday.