21 May '11, 8pm

At least 12 dead in Malaysia orphanage landslide

At least 12 dead in Malaysia orphanage landslide

KUALA LUMPUR - A landslide caused by heavy rains hit an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday, killing at least 10 children and two caretakers, the official Bernama news agency said. Four more children were missing, buried under the mud and rubble, while nine survivors, most of them children, had been rescued and taken to hospital, Bernama said, but three were in critical condition. The victims included two brothers aged eight and 14 whose parents worked at the orphanage, it reported. 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 "I shouted to others to run and in a split second the earth came tumbling down, burying many of my friends," Bernama quoted a 14-year-old who escaped the landslide, Mohammed Iman Abdullah, as saying. A local resident who was among the fi...

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