Reddish mudflow ‘Mars’ Kg Padang and folk’s lives

Seeing red over pollution: The main road in the Felda Bukit Goh area where bauxite mining activities are carried out and the surrounding trees are coated in reddish dust.

KUANTAN: In the early hours one morning, Kampung Padang resident Amir Izham Amit was awakened by a torrent of reddish muddy water gushing into his home.

The walls of a nearby retention pond had collapsed during an overnight downpour and the water flooded into bauxite stockpiles at a nearby mine, turning into a mudslide.

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