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Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said.

Huge mounds of earth slipped off a hillside in the morning and buried the men as they worked on two apartment blocks.

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide
Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said.

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