Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning.
The state news agency Bernama quoted Penang Fire and Rescue Department Operation Center spokesman as saying that the victims may be buried in the land slope estimated to be 10 meters.
A search and rescue operation has been started.
According to the report, two victims had been extricated and sent to the Penang Hospital by noon.
It is not yet known what caused the landslide, but local media reported that people have complained about over-development on the hill slopes.
Penang was hit by massive floods, which paralyzed the city state, after heavy downpour in September.