Downpour triggers landslides on Sandakan roads, no casualties reported


KOTA KINABALU: A downpour in the east coast district of Sandakan on Monday (Jan 11) morning saw landslides occurring at roads there, as authorities were on standby for flash floods.

The landslide at KM1 of Jalan Buli Sim Sim which happened at 10.45am however did not involve any casualties or property damage.

“The clean-up of fallen trees and debris at the stretch is being carried out by the Public Works Department (JKR), and the road is closed on Monday for this as well as assessment work.

“Monitoring will be done from time to time as there are still soil movements, ” the Sandakan police said in a statement.

The police said only the lane exiting the city centre where the landslide occurred was closed while the road leading to the city is still accessible.

Meanwhile, the Sandakan Civil Defence Force (APM), in a separate statement, said another landslide along Jalan Buli Sim Sim near SK Sungai Anib had been cleared by JKR and is now accessible.

“Flash floods due to drainage overflowing at the Fajar Perdana area has subsided and the road there can be used again.

“So far, no relief centres have been activated, ” the Sandakan APM said, adding that its team has conducted monitoring from 10.30am on road links there following flash floods due to the heavy rain at 5am.

No school premises were affected and the weather has turned for the better.

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