BACHOK: A 44-year-old woman was killed after she was buried alive under heaps of rubbish while scavenging at a dumpsite in Kampung Beris Lalang here yesterday.
The body of Ruhana Dollah was found under two metres of rubbish by district firemen and police about 4.30pm, six hours after she disappeared from the spot where she was last seen collecting waste materials for recycling.
Ruhana had gone to the site at 8am with her husband, Sedi Ismail, 49, and their four children before the incident happened about two hours later.
She was believed to have fallen into a hole before an avalanche of loose rubbish buried her.
District Fire and Rescue station officer-in-charge Saiful Bahri Mohd Nor said 13 firemen went to the scene soon after receiving an emergency call at 11.59am.