Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tanjung Bungah landslide, up to 20 feared buried

By arnold loh, tan sin chow, intan amalina mohd ali, n. trisha,  and r. sekaran
Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

GEORGE TOWN: Unconfirmed reports indicate up to 20 people are feared buried in a landslide in Tanjung Bungah.

The sheer face of the hill near Lorong Lembah Permai 3 collapsed at about 8.30am on Saturday (Oct 21).

The state Fire and Rescue Department’s initial report stated that only two survivors have been found so far.

The report added that the hill face that slid down was estimated to be 10m high.

Firemen, Civil Defence personnel, several ambulances and the police have arrived at the scene and have begun to search for the other buried victims.

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