Landslide hits road in Genting, M’sia, cutting road offjessie tan
A landslide in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands on Nov. 5, 2019 caused no injuries or deaths, but resulted in a road being cut off.
The incident occurred at around 5.40pm near the exhibition hall of a real estate company at Jalan Genting-Amber Court, various Malaysia media reported quoting a Pahang Fire and Rescue Department spokesman.
Bernama reported that the authorities said the landslide caused the route to an apartment building there to be completely covered by earth.
But it was being cleared.
The authorities also clarified that the road was not a major one.
Department director Nor Hisham Mohammad said: “However, the route affected was not the main route to the highland tourist resort — it is the road to other areas in Genting Highlands.”
Besides the Fire and Rescue Department, contractors have been tasked with clearing the area as they were carrying out works in the highlands, Bernama reported.
The Genting Highlands Fire and Rescue Department sent 10 firemen and three assets to the scene after receiving a distress call.
The landslide reportedly did not affect any of the tourist spots or the main access road there.
There was still land movement occurring at the affected area a few hours after the incident occurred.
The area is being monitored by the authorities to ensure public safety.
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