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Tanjung Bungah landslide: Eighth body found

GEORGE TOWN: The search and rescue (SAR) team has discovered the body of an eighth victim buried under the laterite earth at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah.
Fire and Rescue Department assistant director-general (operation) Edwin Galan Teruki, who is the operation commander, said the SAR team saw the thigh of the eighth victim at about 3.27pm on Sunday.
"The body was found not far from the seventh victim, who was a Bangladeshi named Md But Alam.
"As his body was surrounded by iron piles (cerucuk besi), I assume we might need to take more time in retrieving his body," he said.
Edwin added that the identity of the eighth victim is yet to be identified.
At press time, the SAR team has confirmed the identity of seven victims, namely Yunus Nazir Huson (Myanmar), Hossen Mia (Bangladesh), Muhammad Elyas Mustak (Myanmar), Hosrin (Indonesia), Erwin (Indonesia), Rahmatullah Mohd Sidiq (Myanmar) and Md Nur Alam (Bangladesh).
Gearsudin Sadul Haq from Myanmar, Mohamad Josim Rahman from Bangladesh and another man, whose identity is yet to be determined, managed to escape from the landslide with minor injuries.
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