Villagers risk their lives crossing unsafe hanging bridge in Kota Belud

Children have to carefully walk across a single thin plank in hopes of not slipping and getting cut or stuck in the wire mesh gaps in Kg Melangkap in Kota Belud.

KOTA KINABALU: A local non-governmental organisation (NGO), Hope Malaysia, is urgently seeking partners to help villagers rebuild their dilapidated 200m hanging bridge and provide clean water to villagers of Kg Melangkap Tiong in Kota Belud district about 90km from here.

Hope Malaysia spokesman Aaron Bosuang said that the children in the village were facing a daily risk of using the "unsafe" hanging bridge to get to their school at SK Melangkap while the 700 villagers do not have proper water supply.

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