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MONDAY’S floods had also brought down about 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand from a sheer hill onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
GEORGE TOWN: About 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand crashed down from a hill slope onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, on Monday.
It seems the hills are alive – but that’s not good news. Giant boulders along many hillslopes around the country have been loosened, with vegetation around them dying during the El Nino season. With the coming wet season, the rains could send these rocks and loose earth hurtling down to the roads, endangering motorists.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Bayada Mohamed has left her old slum on a crumbling cliffside and moved into a new flat in a Cairo residential complex, making her among the first to benefit from a government plan to rehouse residents of Egypt's most dangerous slums.
YANGON (Reuters) - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.
YANGON (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and around 30 were missing on Wednesday after a mountain of rubble collapsed at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, a parliamentarian from the area said. A worker from a mining company, speaking on condition of anonymity due the sensitivity of the issue, said the death toll could reach 50 once all bodies have been retrieved from the remains of a massive pile of rock dumped by mining companies.