21 May '11, 10am

Landslide buries 30 children at Malaysia orphanage

A landslide buried 20 children and four adults at a Malaysian orphanage Saturday where scores of rescuers were digging by their hands in soil softened by the rains to find the missing, police said. The bodies of five children, ages 8 to 17, have been recovered. Six children and a 30-year-old warden who were critically injured were pulled from the mud and rushed to a hospital, district police chief Abdul Rashid Wahab said. Heavy rain had likely caused the landslide that hit the orphanage for ethnic Malay Muslim boys in a rural village in central Selangor state, he said. Rain was still falling in the evening and hampering rescue work by some 200 firefighters, police and others. "They just had lunch at the tent by the side of the house when two landslides apparently occurred at the same time. The tent collapsed, burying 24 people as they did not have time to escape," he told ...

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