Penang Fire and Rescue Department Director Saadon Moktar said the rescue operations involved three zones on an area of 15 square metres, and it was expected to take time as all the victims were buried deep under the clay soil, and there was possibility of another landslide.
Firemen and workers at the construction site help with the rescue mission. Fire and rescue official Mohamad Rizuan Ramli said a 10-meter high hill slope crashed down at the construction site early Saturday.
The bodies of three Bangladeshis and one unidentified person were found in the debris, officials said late on Saturday (Oct 21).
Bangladeshi national Mohd Bulumulah Mohd Atelmullah, 47, was seen seated on a pathway in tears anxious about his nephew Nuralla Altapussh, 35, who is believed to be buried in the landslide.
The landslide added to concerns in Penang about the pace of development, particularly near the island's hills, which critics say is damaging the environment and increasing the risk of such accidents.
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He said the victims included a Malaysian, who is the supervisor.
Mohammad Jashim Husseif Ahmad, 27, said there were about 20 people at the scene.
In recent times, Malaysia has been hit with tragic occurrences with the last being an outbreak of fire at an Islamic boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, when a suspected electrical short circuit caused an inferno that broke out in a top floor dormitory of the school burning more than 20 people, including students to death.
The rescue service officers are now scouring the territory of 160,000 square feet, searching for other victims, the news outlet said.