Search for Penang landslide victims halted with 11 still missing

22 October, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Ora Austin
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Sayedul Islam, labour counsellor of Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, said a high commission official had gone to the spot and learnt that a few Bangladeshis would be among those buried alive.

A search and rescue operation was underway at the scene of a landslide in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning.

"We were told there were at least 15 people trapped inside", he added.

The incident was reported to have involved 14 victims comprising one local, as well as several Indonesian, Rohingya and Bangladeshi workers.

Bangladeshi worker Mohammad Jashim Hussein Ahmad told the national Bernama news agency that the landslide happened swiftly without warning and was over in just a minute, burying his friends, who had no time to run. "We have deployed a K9 (canine) unit with three dogs to search for victims", Penang fire and rescue department director Saadon Mokhtar said earlier during the rescue operations.

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The weather was dry at the time of the accident and Penang had not had heavy rains for some days, according to officials.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expressed his grief over the landslide.

"May the search and rescue mission go smoothly, let us pray together", Najib tweeted.

Tanjung Bungah, north of Penang's capital George Town, is home to beaches and some hotels, and is popular with expatriate residents.

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