Part of Kinabalu Park road collapses, landslides in seven areas after heavy rains in Sabah

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021

The collapsed road at Kinabalu Park.

KOTA KINABALU: Landslides and collapsed roads continue to occur despite the easing of heavy rains in some parts of Sabah following a week of downpour and floods.

The latest reports of such incidents are in Kinabalu Park on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and Paitan but no casualties were reported as yet.

The Kinabalu Park road collapsed at about 8am Wednesday (Jan 20) including a parking zone along the road stretch.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, the damage is estimated at about 100m in depth.

The remaining lane is still passable but for those who do not wish to use this road, they can choose the alternative Bundu Tuhan - Kinasaraban road to Ranau or Kota Kinabalu, among other districts.

The condition of the embankment is getting worse and another two metres of the area is expected to be affected.

Damaged house following landslides at Jalan Nangoh Paitan. Damaged house following landslides at Jalan Nangoh Paitan.

Temporary sign boards and barricades have been put up to warn road users of the danger.

In Paitan, a house was damaged following a landslide near the Paitan water treatment plant area on Tuesday (Jan 19) night.

The road - Jalan Nangoh Paitan Kanibungan is totally inaccessible for the time being.

People can still use the old KK road as an alternative.

Seven other areas including those in Kudat, Pitas, Kota Marudu and Kota Kinabalu experienced landslides while over 40 roads are still affected by floods as of 8am, Wednesday.

A total of 791 people from 217 villages remain displaced in eight districts comprising Beaufort, Paitan, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Tuaran, Papar, Tenom and Kinabatangan.

Areas like Kota Belud, Beaufort, Penampang, Tuaran and Kota Kinabalu are still experiencing rains while Sipitang and Kuala Penyu are still bracing rains and strong winds.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Landslides , Collapsed roads , Sabah , Rains , Floods


Next In Nation

PM: Cabinet wants LCS probe speeded up, any wrongdoers prosecuted
LCS 1 launched in 2017 was actual vessel, not a dummy, says former Navy chief
Woman detained over damage to neighbour’s car after parking spat
Sabah govt to help house buyers over troubled project in Tawau
Got an SMS saying your Touch ‘n Go account has been suspended? Company says it’s a scam
Penang Customs seizes 10.2 million smuggled cigarettes worth RM7.4mil
Immigration rounds up 84 in two raids
No agents appointed for grant applications, says Tourism Ministry
Sangkar’s appointment unlikely to change Pakatan’s influence in Sabah, says analyst
Jamal Yunos acquitted of uploading offensive content on FB

Others Also Read