Man buried in landslide while answering call of nature


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 17 May 2014

PETALING JAYA: A man was buried alive in a toilet after a landslide engulfed and crushed a furniture shop where he worked.

The 43-year-old man from Bangladesh was buried when loose soil covered 60% of the furniture shop at Jalan Kampung Melayu Subang in the 10.45am incident Saturday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul confirmed the incident.

"We arrived at the scene and commenced rescue operations by 11am," he said.

About 20 members of the fire and rescue department dug through the soil for three and a half hours before they found the man’s body in the toilet located at the back of the shop.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

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