Nibong Tada residents cut off due to landslide

Jalan Sungai Mapai is inaccessible to traffic following a landslide and flood.

KANOWIT, Aug 27: Residents of three longhouses in Nibong Tada had their communication cut off following a landslide at Jalan Sungai Mapai at 7am today.

Kanowit district police chief, DSP Tega Bilong said the matter was reported by a 24-year-old resident of the area when he found that the road was inaccessible following a landslide on a hill near the road.

“The earth from the hill had covered up a portion of the road. Immediately after that the road was under three feet of water from the rising tide,” he said.


Tega said firemen had been dispatched to the scene to render whatever assistance needed by the longhouse residents.

“We will monitor the situation from time to time. Residents in the area are advised to be extra cautious and inform the authority concern should they need help,” he added.-DayakDaily