Several dead and many still missing following tragic Malasia landslide
In Malaysia, a landslide has claimed the life of 13 people, at least, as the fire and rescue department continues to search for missing people.
The death toll from a landslide near Malaysia's Batang Kali city has increased to 13, according to Malaysian news agency Bernama, citing Health Minister Zaliha Binti Mustafa.
25 victims remain trapped beneath the debris.
A total of 60 individuals have reportedly been saved thus far, according to the country's authorities as cited by local media. Seven injured victims were transferred to hospitals in Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Kubu Bharu.
The fire and rescue department of the Malaysian state of Selangor, however, said earlier on Friday that two people died, including one child, and noted that 51 are still missing, following a landslide that took place at 3:00 am local time.
The department, on its end, highlighted that it managed to save 23 people from under the rubble, with three of them having been injured, while according to department data, 73 people have been hit by the landslide, in total.