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Bangladeshi killed in Malaysia landslide, another missing

20 October 2018,Saturday, 22:17



 Fire and Rescue Department personnel retrieve a body from the site of a landslide in Paya Terubong, George Town in in Penang on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Photo: Bernama

Fire and Rescue Department personnel retrieve a body from the site of a landslide in Paya Terubong, George Town in in Penang on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Photo: Bernama

A Bangladeshi expatriate was killed while another remained missing in a landslide at a construction site in Bukit Kukus in Penang city of Malaysia on Friday.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department recovered the body on Saturday noon after excavating the destroyed site, reports Malaysian national news agency Bernama.

The deceased was identified as Attrul, 35, said Deputy Commander of the Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations Mohd Tarmizi Mat Jaafar.

The body was found by the K-9 sniffer dog unit, he added.

The landslide occurred in the Jalan Bukit Kukus road construction site at 1:56 pm on Friday after nearly 24 hours of heavy rains.

At least four foreign workers were killed while three others injured and another three feared to be still trapped under the earth, he added.

“A friend of one of the victims informed us that there is another Bangladesh national Mithu Hossain, 30, is believed to be trapped,” he added.

He said the search and rescue operation would go on until all victims feared buried in the incident were found.

The injured Bangladeshi is identified as Shamim, 24, he said.

 

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