[Watch] Kampung Bukit Tinggi Flooded, Roads Collapse As Heavy Rain Wreaks Havoc
Due to potential landslide, 300 residents have been evacuated from Kampung Bukit Tinggi.
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Inclement weather wreaked havoc in Kampung Bukit Tinggi, with mud-brown water flooding homes while roads collapsed.
Netizens posted videos and photos of the disaster unfolding on Sunday (12 Feb).
Muddy water flowed rapidly down the hill to the Bukit Tinggi town area since the afternoon, causing many vehicles passing through the area to become stranded.
Bentong Fire and Rescue Station said there were no casualties or casualties as of 8.30 pm.
However, the Bukit Tinggi-Janda Baik and Bukit Tinggi-Genting Sempah routes are closed to all vehicles as a safety measure.
Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman was on the ground to assess the situation.
She urged the public to be careful despite a receding water level as the day enters into the night.
Meanwhile, the Bentong Public Works Department (JKR) had sealed off part of the FT68 route from Simpang Janda Baik leads to Genting Sempah and from Simpang Janda Baik down to Bukit Tinggi.
The roads are completely closed temporarily due to a 100m-long landslide.
Road users can take the Simpang Janda Baik to Bukit Tinggi secondary school route as an alternative.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Meanwhile, some 300 residents have been told to evacuate.
The Star quoted village head Young Meow Foong saying that a landslide may be triggered, so she advised the people to move out as a safety precaution.
Some conscientious camp operators are not taking chances and have closed their operations until further notice.
The concern is understandable.
Less than three months ago, the nation was shocked by the landslide at Batang Kali.
The landslide trapped 92 people under a collapsed slope; most were guests at the Father’s Organic Farm.
Father’s Organic Farm was a camping-style farm cum homestay, some 30-minute drive from Bukit Tinggi town via Gohtong Jaya.
The tragedy claimed the lives of 31 people, while 61 were rescued, with 8 requiring hospitalisation.
In late December, police investigations into the landslide tragedy at the Father’s Organic were said to be 90% completed.
The government then said the full report on the landslide tragedy was expected to be finished by the end of January.
To date, no one has been charged over the incident.
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