All 11 victims in Tg Bungah landslide accounted for


Modified 23 Oct 2017, 7:11 am

The bodies of all 11 victims of the landslide at an affordable housing project site at Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here have been recovered.

The last two, Bangladeshi national Muhammad Monirul Islam, and local Yuan Kouk Wern, 27, were found this morning.

Penang state secretary Farizan Darus said the process of unearthing Muhammad Monirul’s remains did not take long, but added that the search and rescue team took some time to bring out Yuan’s body, which was trapped under an iron grill.

"The 11th and last body to be recovered was that of a local and expected to be brought out before noon,” he told reporters at the site here today.

Farizan said the intact remains of the last victim were identified by his family members before being brought to Penang Hospital.

Besides Yuan and Muhammad Monirul, the other bodies that have been brought out include those of three Myanmar nationals, Yunus Nazir Huson, Muhammad Elyas Mustak and Rahmatullah Mohd Sidiq; four Bangladeshi nationals, Hossen Mia, Nur Alam, and Rahaman Abdur; two Indonesians, Hosrin Sharif and Erwin Salis; and one Pakistani, Raza Ali.

In the incident at 8.57am on Saturday, the 11 victims were working in the basement of the 50-storey building when earth on a slope caved in.

- Bernama

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