Second landslide to hit Tanjung Bungah in 20 months, foreigners feared buried alive

In the 9.15pm incident, the foreigners were digging a drain measuring about 4.5m deep before the earth suddenly caved in. Source (pic): NST Online

Rescuers have identified the location of the four Myanmar construction workers, who were feared buried in a landslide incident in Tanjung Bungah last night.

In a latest development, the first victim was discovered at 11.15pm.

It was reported that four Myanmar workers were feared buried when a landslide hit a holiday resort in Tanjung Bungah here this evening.


GEORGE TOWN: Rescuers have identified the location of the four Myanmar construction workers, who were feared buried in a landslide incident in Tanjung Bungah last night.

State Fire and Rescue Department chief Saadon Mokhtar said the victims were buried under the landslide.

“From what we gathered, the victims may not have survived the disaster.


“Rescuers are on site and with the help of an excavator are working on retrieving them,” he said.

In a latest development, the first victim was discovered at 11.15pm.

It was reported that four Myanmar workers were feared buried when a landslide hit a holiday resort in Tanjung Bungah here this evening.

In the 9.15pm incident, the foreigners were digging a drain measuring about 4.5m deep.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said suddenly, the earth caved in.

“A witness told us there were four victims feared buried alive,” he said.

The spokesman said the search and rescue mission has been divided into two sectors.

“We are also using excavators to help in the search.” he added.

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