Hillslope and road collapses following continuous rain

November 5th, 2017 Leave a comment

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A road leading to a housing area in Tanjung Bungah collapsed early this morning due to continuous rain on the island since Friday.

Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu when contacted said the incident occurred at a newly completed housing area built on a hillslope.

He said the location was not far from the landslide that killed 11 people last month.

Teh said a retaining wall that protected the road collapsed at 3am today.

“The hill is a water catchment area. Due to rain, underground water had caused the soil to become soft and unable to support the retaining wall.

“The mud from the landslide hit the basement parking area of a condominium next to it,” he said.

He added that he has yet to get full details of the incident but urged the authorities to explain why the housing project was approved.

“The Penang Island Municipal Council must explain. Luckily no one was injured,” he said.

Source: NST Online

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  1. Jeff
    November 6th, 2017 at 06:45 | #1

    Many of the hilly developed condos are just too tall, ideally should limit it to a 12-storey rule.

  2. Gabriel
    November 6th, 2017 at 09:56 | #2

    Gosh..luckily nobody was injured.

    Well, no rain, no flood.
    No hill, no landslide.

  3. Jibby
    November 6th, 2017 at 10:07 | #3

    Car park flooded. Gone all the cars at lower levels

  4. observer only
    November 6th, 2017 at 14:29 | #4

    Well, well, If this is not term as hill slope development, then what do we call this kind of development ?

  5. RayRayHK
    RayRayHK
    November 10th, 2017 at 23:48 | #5

    @Gabriel

    Gabriel :
    Gosh..luckily nobody was injured.

    All….another Tropical Cyclone Haikui is going to hit Viet Nam soon….hope it won’t have any impact to Penang!

  6. Victor
    November 16th, 2017 at 11:11 | #6

    Surin condo is just stone throw away, dont know when it will collapes

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