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Pregnant Mother And One-Year-Old Child Killed In Cameron Highlands Landslide

The devastating incident happened early on Tuesday, 30 December.

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A eight-month pregnant woman and her one-year-old child died in a landslide at Tringkap, Cameron Highlands at 5.29am incident on 30 December, Astro Awani reported via the New Straits Times

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M. Nithiahwaty, 24, was eight-month pregnant and her child has been identified as R. Rubeniswaran.

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Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that the woman's husband, identified as V. Raja, survived the 5am incident

The woman's body was pulled out from the rubble while the body of her one-year-old child was recovered at about 8am.

The woman's husband survived in the 5.29am incident.

A spokesman from the Fire and Rescue Department said the man was rescued at 7.13am.

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As per a report by Astro Awani, the official said the couple's child was pulled from under the rubble at 8am, followed by her mother

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Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue chief Yusry Abdullah Sani told The Rakyat Post that the fire department received the call at around the same time and arrived at the scene approximately 10 minutes later.

“Upon arriving at the scene, we found that the house that was located on the hillside behind a car workshop was covered by the landslide. The woman and her baby were found buried while the husband was only partially buried,” he said.

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Meanwhile, on 26 December, two men drowned in flood waters

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