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Thursday September 12, 2013 MYT 7:35:53 AM
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two cars were damaged when a retaining wall of SJK (C) Perkampungan Berapit in Jalan 8, Berapit, near here collapsed after a downpour.
No casualties were reported during the incident at 5pm on Tuesday.
The owner of the two cars, Ng Yang Ghim, 51, said she was inside her house when the wall collapsed. “I rushed out when I heard a loud noise and was shocked to see part of the wall collapsing onto both my cars parked just outside my house,” she said.
Berapit Village JKKK chairman Ang Tun Kiat said he found erosion around the wall.
“I believe the rainwater eroded the undersoil, causing the wall to collapse,” he said.
Berapit assemblyman Ong Kok Fooi, who was at the scene, said the collapsed section of the wall had been cordoned off. Part of the retaining wall, she said, was rebuilt after it first collapsed about 10 years ago.
“However, the entire wall must now be rebuilt as there are big cracks at several places,” said Ong, adding that state Education Department director Datuk Ahmad Tarmizi Kamaruddin visited the school yesterday.
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