Beware the inherent danger of limestone hills

Cause for concern: Limestone hills are beautiful aspects of the natural landscape, but they are inherently unstable and pose substantial safety risks to the public and infrastructure near them.

I WAS six years old when the tragedy hit Kampung Kacang Putih, “Families remember tragic Gunung Cheroh rockslide that claimed 40 lives in 1973” (The Star, Oct 24). It was a stormy night when a massive limestone slab fell from the cliff of the hill, crushing 40 people to death.

Living nearby, my family and I heard the crash and saw the emergency responders rushing to the scene. They had to work in relative darkness because electricity supply had been cut off by the storm. The next morning, volunteers, including my brothers, searched for survivors. Sadly, the bodies of some victims were never recovered.

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