RANAU: The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Sabah on Friday has damaged the water drainage system in the Ranau district resulting in several places experiencing low water pressure and disruption of water supply.
Sabah State Water Department Divisional Engineer for Ranau, Anthony Jullah confirmed the situation stating that all areas in Kundasang and Ranau were experiencing water disruption problems.
He estimated the damage to underground drainage pipes and water tanks as reaching more than RM500,000.
"The main water drainage pipe in Kundasang had burst, several plants in both regions are also damaged and there is leakage in the deposition tank.
"From yesterday, we started repairing the damages so I expect maybe by today water supply will be restored to the Kundasang and Ranau areas," he told Bernama here Sunday.
According to Anthony, due to damages to the underground water drainage pipes, more than 20,000 consumers have been affected.
Yesterday, 11 bodies were found in the Mount Kinabalu area, bringing the number of victims who perished in the disaster to 13, while six climbers are still missing.
The bodies were taken to Hospital Queen Elizebeth in Kota Kinabalu.
Meanwhile, the Classic Volkswagen Club of Sabah, a non-governmental organisation contributed donations to the management of the Kinabalu Park to be distributed among the rescuers and the rescued victims.
The donation worth RM6,000 covers food, drink and clothing, the club's spokesman, Datuk Gan Po Tiau told Bernama.
Gan also urged other NGOs to come forward with contributions to help those in need here. - Bernama