Bodies of three missing Myanmar nationals in Malaysia landslide found

Among five Myanmar nationals died in landslide in Malaysia, further bodies of three missing people were found on the evening of 27 January, said Myanmar social and rescue association (Malaysia).

Five ethnic Chin people from Mindat township worked at a plantation field in Cameron Highlands, Pahang District in Malaysia died in landslide occurred around 8:00 pm on 25 January and bodies of two victims were discovered on 26 January.

“With residents’ assistance, Malaysian rescue teams carried out searches on 25 January and two bodies were found. In continued searching, further three bodies were found on the evening of 27 January. All bodies will be kept at a hospital in Cameron Highlands and their funeral will be made in accordance with Christian tradition, cremation and burial after DNA test result comes out,” said an official from the association.

Due to continual heavy rain, the landslide happened in Cameron Highlands where tens of thousands of Myanmar nationals are working.

“It is safe for those working in this region to avoid living nearby foothills and should live in residential areas,” he said.

Thit Taw/ZS


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