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Two killed, one injured, at least 10 feared buried alive in landslide

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 19  (Bernama) -- Two foreign workers died and at least 10 more are feared to have been buried alive following a landslide today at a construction site of the paired road at Jalan Bukit Kukus in Paya Terubong near here.

The incident , which occurred at 1.56 pm following a downpour in the state since yesterday, caused at least seven containers and a “kongsi” houses to slide  about 50 metres down with the debris. However, the actual number has yet to be ascertained.....

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No construction work done during landslide - Chow


As the 'stop work order' is still in effect, all working activities had stopped. I am told the the contractor had given a report to DOSH this morning at a meeting with DOSH to provide information on the mitigation work that must be carried out.

 
 

Paya Terubong: Second incident in nine days, this time it claims lives


The development project in the Paya Terubong has destroyed the hills as developers were forced to explore the area for the purpose of building low-cost and low medium-cost housing units.

 
 

Two dead, 10 feared buried alive in Penang landslide


I was informed that there were kongis close to the containers but I cannot confirm how many have been buried in the landslide

 
 

NGO blames Penang government for yet another killer landslide


We do not know what actually happened here but certainly it shows the risk involved when you tamper with nature. Now we know that our monitoring capacity is so weak and this should serve as a wake-up call for the state government and they should not continue to say it is a construction site accident after this.

 
 

Family committed suicide due to debts, claims son


The four of them had taken a train from Sungai Petani to Arau on Tuesday morning and then hailed a taxi to get to Kampung Bakong, the village where the mother had come from.

 
 

Families, friends of Paya Terubong landsilde victims gather at site


An Indonesian labourer, Kasran Rajuni hoped his home village friends who were feared buried in a landslide in Paya Terubong here were found safe.

 
 

Three dead, one injured, nine missing in Penang landslide


Three bodies were found by 5.30 pm following the incident at about 1 pm when the landslide at the construction site of the paired road buried four containers at the foothill apparently used as the living quarters of the construction workers.

 
 

10 to 12 people feared buried alive in Penang landslide


Initial information shows that 10 people could have been buried alive. The landslide covers an area estimated to be 500 ft by 200 ft

 
 

Suspect in Petronas assault in remand


IPOH, Oct 19 t (Bernama) -- A man has been remanded for three days beginning today for investigation into an alleged assault by a group of men  on a Petronas petrol station attendant in Sungkai last Oct 6.

 
 

Estimated 2.63 per cent of Malaysia GDP lost due to lead poisoning - CAP


GEORGE TOWN, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) estimates that Malaysia will suffer RM11.8 billion or 2.63 per cent of annual economic loss due to lead exposure among future generations.

 
 
 

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