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LAST_UPDATEMon, 20 Nov 2017 2am

[VIDEO] About 20 Workers Feared Buried In Landslide In Tanjung Bungah

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GEORGE TOWN: Between 15 to 20 construction site workers in Tanjung Bungah are feared to be buried in a landslide at a building construction site early today.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department Operation Centre spokesman said the incident occurred at a construction site in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah.

He said the department received a call at 8.57 am and fire personnel arrived at the scene, where it is understood between 15 to 20 victims were feared to be buried in the landslide.

"We found out between 15 to 20 victims may be buried in the land slope estimated to be 10 metres and we have started search and rescue efforts," he said.

As of 11 am, it is understood that two victims had been extricated and sent to the Penang Hospital.

The search and rescue operation is jointly conducted by the police and Civil Defence Force.

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- Bernama