Khamis, Mei 10, 2012

LANDSLIDE, ROAD COLLAPSE AFFECT 3,000

Landslide, road collapse affect 3,000

image KOTA BELUD May 10, 2012: An elderly couple escaped unhurt when a landslide sent earth and debris into their home at the foot of a hill in Kampung Kiau-Taburi, Kadamaian yesterday.

The couple in their 70s were rescued by villagers after they had initially refused to leave for fear of losing their decades-old house.

A Native Chief representative, Tambunan Asang, 65, said they had to persuade the victims to leave the house as the situation was very dangerous.

“We also called the Fire and Rescue Department to help rescue the elderly couple,” he said.

The landslide, which occurred around 4am, also hit a vacant house, located close to the elderly couple’s home, and left 3,000 people stranded after the only road link to three villages, Kampung Kiau Taburi, Bersatu and Nuluh, collapsed.

At least 500 metres stretch was filled with earth and rendered impassable to all vehicles.

The villagers had to walk through slippery and steep hillside to get to the main road.

District police chief DSP Mohan Nadesan said the elderly couple are currently putting up at their children’s house in the state capital.

“No casualties were reported,” he said.

The Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Mohd Affendy K Ramin said  they received a distress call from a villager around 10.42am and sent five personnel in a fire engine to the location.

“The landslide hit two concrete houses; rescue operation was carried out and ended at around 1.50pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd managing director Abd Razak Sallim, in a statement yesterday, disclosed that the landslide caused a power failure that affected at least 30 houses since 5.44am.

“Initial investigation revealed that about 10 high voltage electricity polls collapsed and need to be replaced soon.

“However, power restoration cannot be carried out at the moment as we were made to understand that the area is not accessible to any kind of vehicles, and we cannot transport our mobile generators to provide electricity to these affected villages,” he said.

Abd Razak said the company estimated its losses in the incident at RM30,000.

by Sandra Sokial

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KB landslip nearly buries couple

40 ulasan:

  1. Fortunately no one is hurt in this landslide incident, hopefully the local MP's will give help to those villagers who's house is destroyed by the landslide.

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    1. hope this won't happen again.

      Padam
    2. SESB needs to find ways to restore the electricity supply when they found out how they can transport the mobile generators to the area.

      Padam
    3. This is unpredictable. hope they can make it clear a soon as possible.

      Padam
    4. Harap kejadian seperti ini tidak akan berlaku lagi, nasib baik tidak ada kemalangan jiwa.

      Padam
  2. It would be best if the areas which are prone to landslide can be relocated to a safer location so that the people need not live in fear and danger.

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    1. it's a mistake to set up your house on such soft grounds.

      Padam
    2. Sayangnya rumah yang roboh kena tanah runtuh tu. salah satu juga pengajaran buat penduduk kampung supaya tidak membina rumah di kawasan lereng2 bukit.

      Padam
    3. Pengajaran kepada semua, jangan buat rumah di lereng2 bukit, kita tidak tau apa yang akan berlaku.

      Padam
  3. syukur la tidak berlaku kehilangan nyawa.. saya harap kerajaan dan juga orang awam yang perihatin tampillah membantu warga emas ini bagi mengurangkan beban mereka..

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    1. Hope that the government will aid the elderly couple.

      Padam
    2. Nasib baik tiada kemalangan jiwa. diharap bantuan kerajaan segera kepada mereka

      Padam
    3. Pasti kerajaan akan membantu mereka yang dalam kesusahan.

      Padam
    4. nasib baik tiada kemalangan jiwa yang berlaku.

      Padam
  4. pemilik2 rumah yang mendirikan rumah mereka di kawasan lereng bukit perlu sentiasa berhati2.. lagi elok jika mereka dapat membina semula rumah mereka di kawasan yang lebih selamat..

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    1. kesian mereka yang erlibat.

      Padam
    2. Maybe the government will give them another piece of land to build their home there instead of rebuilding it in a landslide prone area.

      Padam
    3. everyone should think twice.

      Padam
  5. syukur tiada orang mati.

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  6. mmg berbahaya membina rumah di lereng bukit, harap bantuan segera dpt diberikan kepada mangsa.

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    1. semoga mangsa yang terjejas akan dibantu.

      Padam
  7. I’m glad no casualties were found or reported.

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  8. The problem is with the foundation of the landscape.

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    1. Jangan buat rumah di kawasan yang sama lagi

      Padam
  9. Houses should not be built on such ground and people shouldn’t live there either.

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    1. Berfikir 2 kali sebelum mau buat rumah di kawasan bukit.

      Padam
  10. Hopefully the government will assist the affected ones and avoid this from occurring.

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  11. This is a very unfortunate to those who stayed there.

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    1. Thankfully there is no one killed during the landslide. Hopefully the government could fully help those who are affected and relocate them to other area.

      Padam
  12. kena hati semasa memilih tempat nak membina rumah.

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    1. ya, lokasi bila buat rumah perlu sesuai dan tidak berisiko.

      Padam
  13. Syukur tiada kemalangan jiwa.

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  14. kjadian ini memang mengejutkan. harap bantuan yang sewajarnya akan diberikan.

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  15. harap kejadian seperti ini akan dapat dielakkan pada masa depan.

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  16. Kita tidak patut menyalahkan orang lain mengenai perkara ini. Yang penting sekarang kita mengharapkan kerajaan supaya mengambil tindakkan cepat bagi memastikan masalah ini akan dapat diselesaikan.

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  17. Apa pun kita bersyukur yang mana mangsa tanah runtuh tersebut selamat dalam nahas tersebut.

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  18. Bencana alam kita tidak boleh elak.

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  19. Bantuan harus diberi dengan segera.

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  20. Kepada mereka yang mampu sila tampil berikan sebarang sumbangan.

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