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Six houses collapsed in landslides at Kampung Lereng Bukit here Friday. A villager told Bernama that the first landslide occurred at 10am and the second around noon.

A spokesman of the Fire and Rescue Department said the 74 people from eight families residing in the houses managed to escape.

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Some of the victims have been temporarily relocated to the village community hall.

Kampung Lereng Bukit, located at the base of Bukit Kanada, is only 2km away from the landslide on Jan 16 that killed two Indonesian petrol station workers.