Road cracks open at Belaga district in Central S'wak after flash floods

SITI NURFATIHAH PIRDAUS
SITI NURFATIHAH PIRDAUS
06 Aug 2022 05:39pm
Part of the road collapsed at Belaga district, Central Sarawak after flash floods. Pic from The Vibes
Part of the road collapsed at Belaga district, Central Sarawak after flash floods. Pic from The Vibes
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SHAH ALAM - Severe flash floods caused a section of road in Belaga district at Central Sarawak to collapse, causing road closure, Sarawak PKR information chief Abun Sui said.

He said he had received distress calls for assistance from motorists stranded on the road as a result of the abrupt collapse of the damaged section.

“An entire section of the highway has been swept away.

“It cracked apart after being swamped by flash floods caused by water torrents from the nearby mountains during the past day of non-stop rain,” he was quoted by The Vibes.

Sarawak PKR information chief Abun Sui says he received distress calls for assistance from motorists stranded on the road as a result of the abrupt collapse of the damaged section. 
Sarawak PKR information chief Abun Sui says he received distress calls for assistance from motorists stranded on the road as a result of the abrupt collapse of the damaged section. 

It further reported that a large number of logging and plantation camps, and populated settlements - Long Menapa, Long Peran, Long Tangau, Long Luar, Long Singu, Lusong Laku, SK Matalun, Long Wat, Long Malim Kenyah, Long Malim Penan, Long Lawen, and SK Tegulang were affected after the collapse.

Sui added that he had spoken to state Public Works Department over the matter.

“The highway at that section has been closed to all vehicles until further notice.

“Repair works at the section have started and we will update the public accordingly,” said the notice by the public works office.

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