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Large landslide hits construction site after heavy rain, Malaysia


At least 3 people have been killed and 12 others are missing after heavy rain caused large landslide in Penang State of northwest Malaysia early October 19, 2018.

The slide took place at the construction zone of elevated bypass road from Bandar Baru Ayer Itam to Bukit Jambul, in Penang’s Paya Terubong amid heavy rain that started October 18.

It affected four containers used to house workers, authorities said, adding that at least 3 people have been killed and 12 others are still missing.

The search-and-rescue operation is still ongoing, according to The Star.

This construction site has been beset with problems, the paper said. On October 11, 14 concrete beams, 25m-long (82 feet) each, crashed down from an elevated section of the highway.

No injuries were reported in that incident.

Heavy rain is expected in the region through the end of the month and into November.

Featured image credit: FMT


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