Expert: Debris flood in Pahang and Selangor caused by multiple landslides, streams of waste

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KUANTAN: Multiple landslides and detritus flows are said to be the main cause of the debris flood phenomenon in the highland valleys of the Sungai Bentong basin in Pahang and Sungai Langat in Selangor.

Academy of Professors Malaysia environment and sustainability cluster head Prof Datuk Dr Ibrahim Komoo said the triggering factor for the landslides and debris flows that occurred almost simultaneously was the heavy rain that lasted for several days before the disaster on Dec 18 and 19.

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