Four Labuan villages affected by landslide, one house almost collapsed


LABUAN: Incessant rains triggered landslide in four villages here and caused part of a house in one of the villages to almost
collapse and damaged the village road.

Although there was no report of any casualty or injury in the wee hour slip Friday, the affected house in Kg Lubok Temiang, which was being vacated, remained particularly at risk.

Labuan Parliamentary Constituency Community Service Office chief Basran Yunus said assistance and efforts were underway to repair the house and road as early as possible.

The affected villages are Kg Lubok Temiang, Sungai Bedaun, Belukut and Bebuloh Darat.

The affected family who lived near a hillside in Lubok Temiang remained displaced and currently stayed with their relatives.

Basran said the family was not allowed to return to their home as the earth could continue to move.

He said a random check by the Parliament office found many trees around the affected villages had been uprooted and almost hit part of the house especially in Kg Bebuloh Darat.

The landslide following incessant rains for the past few days damaged many hilly areas in the duty-free-island here.-BERNAMA