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Landslide buries 30 children at Malaysia orphanage


A rescuer uses a construction machine to search for the bodies believed to be buried by a landslide in Hulu Langat in central Selangor state, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, May 21, 2011.


KUALA LUMPUR: Police say about 30 children were buried by a landslide that hit a Malaysian orphanage and two bodies have been recovered so far.

A district police officer said firefighters and villagers pulled out six children who were critically injured and they were rushed to a hospital. The officer declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The officer said heavy rainfall had likely caused the landslide that hit the orphanage in central Selangor state Saturday afternoon.

He said rain was still falling and hampering rescue work, which would last until nightfall.

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