GEORGE TOWN: A landslide-cum-sinkhole tore up a road in front of a row of newly-built luxury houses on a hillside in Tanjung Bungah early Sunday.
The landslide occurred at Persiaran Tanjung Bungah 3, and the land slipped down to the base of a towering condominium downhill.
The sheer retaining wall between the houses and the condominium tower gave way and tonnes of laterite earth pushed a steel wall outwards.
It is believed that the houses are unoccupied and no casualties were reported.
Penang has sought help from the armed forces after typhoon-like winds and rain lashed the state since Saturday evening, causing widespread floods, landslides and trees to topple.
In a video posted on his Facebook page Sunday, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he called Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to seek his help and thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for picking up the call although it was almost 3.30am.
"He promised to send the armed forces to save Penang," said Lim.
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