One dead, four feared buried alive in Cameron Highlands landslide


Recue workers at the scene of the incident. - Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian

KUANTAN: One man died while four others are feared to have been buried alive following a landslide early Friday (Jan 26) morning at Batu 54, Blue Valley, Cameron Highlands.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Ismail Abdul Ghani said the department received a distress call at 2.51am, and so far, the search and rescue operation is still ongoing.

"Based on preliminary information, there are three adult men and one adult woman still buried in the landslide. However, their identities have yet to be ascertained," he said in a statement Friday.

Ismail said the nine firemen who were initially rushed to the location had to walk about 3km to get to the landslide location.

Meanwhile, the District Disaster Management Committee said the five victims of the landslide were confirmed to be Myanmar nationals. - Bernama

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