Racing against time: Volunteers and rescue personnel searching for survivors last night.(The Star)
There was a bad landslide at an orang asli settlement at Kampung Sungai Ruil near Brinchang, Cameron Highlands at 5.50pm yesterday after heavy rain.
Seven people were killed and two people were injured.
The Star reported that during the incident, the village was hit by an avalanche of logs, earth and debris which swept down a hill, burying the victims alive.
This is the second landslide to hit an orang asli settlement.
15 years ago, 40 villagers were killed in Pos Dipang in Perak.