Sinkhole appears on key road connecting schools, housing areas

KOTA KINABALU: A sinkhole appeared on Sunday (Nov 28) along a road that connects three schools, as well as residential areas in Likas near here.

State authorities have immediately closed the section of the Jalan Teluk Likas road and advised motorists to use alternative feeder roads pending the necessary remedial works on the sinkhole that measured about 3m wide and at least 2m deep.

According to state Public Works Department director Datuk Ali Ahmad Hamid, temporary warning signs have been placed in the area to warn motorists.

They have also informed the Kota Kinabalu City Hall and other relevant departments.

The sinkhole appeared sometime around 11am Sunday and Internet users started sharing pictures of it to warn against using the road.

In one viral video, an unidentified man is heard saying that he was lucky to be able to stop his vehicle on time to avoid plunging into the sinkhole, while the vehicle behind him also managed to stop in time to avoid a collision.

There were no reports of any accidents following the discovery of the sinkhole.

Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin urged local authorities to take immediate action to redirect traffic in the area with schools opening on Monday (Nov 29).

"I urge the relevant authorities, including the Mineral and Geosciences Department, the Public Works Department (JKR), and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), to launch a joint operation to thoroughly investigate the cause of the massive sinkhole," he added.

Sabah has been experiencing heavy rains over the past two months.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Likas , Sinkhole , Road , Closed , Jalan Teluk Likas


Next In Nation

Police get court order prohibiting demonstrations at Dataran Merdeka, six major roads and 25 train stations to be closed on Saturday (Jan 22)
Unemployed man pleads not guilty to creating, initiating offensive communications
Swift assistance to Sabahan flood victims due to state's close ties with Federal govt, says Ongkili
Heavy traffic build-up at Juru toll due to RFID detection issue
Bung: DAP facing crisis of confidence after defeats in Sarawak and Melaka
DAP to hold national congress, Guan Eng expected to step down as party sec-gen
Pulau Burung landfill fire: Penang DOE opens two investigation papers
Woman falls to her death from Kota Kinabalu commercial building
PM's explanation on S'gor floods for all parties to make improvements, says Tuan Ibrahim
I quit DAP after being sidelined by state party leadership, says Elopura rep

Others Also Read