Massive landslide cuts off road access to Kg Mawang Tahup

The landslide which occurred at 2.30 this afternoon along Mawang Tahup Road, some 30km from Serian, had totally cut off road access to the village.

By Peter Sibon

SERIAN, Feb 7: A major landslide occurred along the road to Kampung Mawang Tahup at 2.30pm today, cutting off road access to the village, some 30km from here.

Serian MP Datuk Seri Richard Riot said he visited the site this afternoon after he was informed by villagers about the landslide.

“The Mawang Tahup road is now totally cut off (sic) due to the landside which occurred at 2.30 this afternoon. But luckily there is no casualty,” Riot told DayakDaily.

Riot (second left) together with JKR staff and representatives from the road concessionaire were at the site this afternoon soon after learning about the disaster. The site is located just next to the village’s main entrance.

Riot, who is also the Prime Minister’s Envoy to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan disclosed that personnel from the Public Works Department (JKR) and the road concessionaire also visited the site this afternoon.

“It will take quite a while to carry out road diversion as the ravine is very deep,” he said.

Kampung Mawang Tahup has about 130 families with some 700 inhabitants. — DayakDaily