• Pahang Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operations) Ismail Abdul Ghani: The area is quite dangerous, and at the moment, we are restricting media access until the situation is deemed safe.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Jan 26): The body of a male Myanmar citizen has been pulled out from the site of a landslide incident in Blue Valley here at 11.05am on Friday.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operations) Ismail Abdul Ghani said the victim’s body has been handed over to the police for further action.

He said the search and rescue operation for the remaining four victims is ongoing.

“The area is quite dangerous, and at the moment, we are restricting media access until the situation is deemed safe,” he said, adding that all the victims were foreign workers.

In the incident at 2.51am, one man has been confirmed dead, while four others are feared to have been buried alive.

The Cameron Highlands District Disaster Management Committee confirmed that all five victims are Myanmar nationals aged between 25 and 56.

Meanwhile, Pahang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director Datuk Wan Mohammad Zaidi Wan Isa said the Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team (STORM) and the K9 unit had been deployed to the scene of the incident.

He said they were also assisted by special forces from Perak, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

"All the victims, including a woman, are believed to be living in a house that was buried in the landslide," he said in a statement.

In a related development, he said that the department also received a report of a landslide incident in Ulu Sungai Palas, Cameron Highlands at 9.33pm on Thursday, but it did not involve any casualties or damage.

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