KUALA TERENGGANU: A 34-year-old man was killed after he was buried in a landslide as he was digging to mine gold in Kampung Air Sejuk, here, on Wednesday (Dec 15).

Setiu OCPD Deputy Supt Afandi Hussin said Mohd Johari Mohd Asri who had gone to the area with his parents and was digging for gold in a 3m deep hole when the landslide occurred at about 5pm.

“There were difficulties in conducting the search operation due to heavy rain that occurred intermittently.

“With the help of the Fire and Rescue Department, the victim was found at 7pm and his body was brought out half an hour later,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Dec 16).

Afandi said the body of the father of two was sent to the Setiu Hospital for further action.- Bernama

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