16 dead after landslide hits orphanage

Police say two landslides that hit a Malaysian orphanage killed 15 boys and one adult but nine other people survived.

District police chief Abdul Rashid Wahab says the bodies of 15 boys, aged 8 to 18, and a 34-year-old caretaker have been recovered. He says six boys and three wardens who were critically injured have been hospitalised.

He said Sunday that the last victim was pulled out more than 12 hours after tons of earth crashed through the orphanage in central Selangor state on Saturday.

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