Latest Miri Landslide: Bukit Kanada folks asked to evacuate

MIRI, Fri:

The residents of 10 houses on the eastern slope of Bukit Kanada near here have been directed to move out of their homes immediately following a landslide in the area.

Sarawak Disaster Relief and Management Committee chairman Tan Sri Dr George Chan issued the evacuation order, saying it was too dangerous for the occupants to remain there as rain was expected to fall until Monday.

Several members of the committee found that three of the 10 houses in the vicinity in Kampung Pujut Tanjung Batu were in a precarious situation, he said, adding that the committee had opened an evacuation centre at the Red Crescent Society building here.

Dr Chan advised the residents of settlements near Bukit Kanada to be prepared to move out if necessary.

A landslide on the western slope of Bukit Kanada buried alive two Indonesian workers at a nearby petrol station at 1.10am today. Their bodies were recovered between 1pm and 2pm this afternoon. Dr Chan, who is the state assemblyman for Piasau here, visited the scene of the landslide soon after his arrival from Kuching this afternoon. — BERNAMA

Extracted from: NST Online