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Landslide buries up to 20 at Penang, Malaysia, construction site

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Landslide buries up to 20 at Penang, Malaysia, construction site

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A landslide at a construction site has buried between 15 and 20 people in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday. The Penang fire and rescue department said in a statement that two people so far have been pulled from the landslide, which occurred at a building construction site. Between 15 and 20 people were buried by the landslide, the fire department said, and rescue operations are underway. Most people trapped are suspected to be foreign construction workers employed at the site, fire officials said.

(Reporting by Liz Lee and KUALA LUMPUR newsroom; Editing by Tom Hogue)
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