KOTA KINABALU - Two estate workers were killed in a landslide following a downpour in Sabah's interior Tenom district.
Aliman Juvie De Jesus, 21, and Yande Jugadora, 24, were doing survey work at the Ulu Tomani logging site, about 100km from Tenom town, when the incident occurred late on Wednesday.
Tenom district police chief Deputy Supt Abd Firdaus Francis Abdullah said the two were dug out of the mud by their workmates as there was no telephone reception or Internet connectivity for them to call for help.
The bodies were sent to the hospital at about 6am yesterday, and police were informed later, he added.
"The hilly terrain makes it difficult for vehicles. Maybe that is why it took them so long to arrive at the hospital and inform police," DSP Abd Firdaus said.