21 May '11, 4pm

YahooNews - Five dead as landslide hits Malaysia orphanage: A landslide caused by heavy rains hit an orphanage i...

A landslide caused by heavy rains hit an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday, killing five children and burying at least 10 other people, a local lawmaker and police said. The incident took place at around 2:30 pm (0630 GMT) at the Children's Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa orphanage in Hulu Langat, just south of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Fire department deputy director Morni Mamat said 24 people -- 20 children and four adult caretakers -- were buried when the landslide struck. Eight children and one of the orphanage caretakers were pulled alive from the muddy debris, police said, while rescuers recovered the bodies of five boys aged between 11 and 14. The orphanage had 49 occupants, five of them caretakers. All 44 residents were boys. Che Rosli Che Mat, an opposition lawmaker with the conservative Islamic party (PAS) expressed shock over the tragedy and said efforts to rescue the...

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