A landslide buried nine cars at a car park along Jalan Ampang - The Star

A landslide buried nine cars at a car park along Jalan Ampang – The Star

By M. KUMAR and YVONNE LIM

KUALA LUMPUR: A landslide buried nine cars at a car park along Jalan Ampang, near the Jalan Dang Wangi intersection.

No casualties or injuries occurred as the cars were parked.

Reports indicate that the area is still unstable as soil movement can still be seen.

Parts of Jalan Ampang near the scene have been closed to traffic.

Earlier, Twitter users were reporting a landslide in front of the Dang Wangi LRT station near Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Cars buried in the landslide - The Star

Cars buried in the landslide – The Star

Some motorists were tweeting that a number of cars had been buried by the landslide.

User ‏@Preez_bridabel tweeted; “Landslide at bukit nenas due to heavy rain, I was on my way to Dang Wangi Lrt station..please drive safe”.

Another user, ‏@Pijoel94 tweeted, “Tanah Runtuh di Hadapan Stesen LRT Dang Wangi. Banyak kereta tertimbus (Landlside in front of LRT Dang Wangi. Many cars covered)”.

 

The car was damaged by a falling tree uprooted during a landslip in Bukit Gasing. - The Star

The car was damaged by a falling tree uprooted during a landslip in Bukit Gasing. – The Star

Over in PETALING JAYA, a woman narrowly escaped with her life after a landslip in Bukit Gasing caused a tree to fall on her car while she was driving home.

Shanthi Kanthaswamy, 48, was driving along Jalan 5/60 during heavy rain on Tuesday night when the tree fell on the bonnet of her Honda Accord, badly damaging the engine.

“I was driving home at about 8.15pm when I heard rumbling sounds on my left and a tree came crashing down in front of me.

“Luckily I was driving very slowly, or else the impact could have been worse and I could have been thrown off the road.

“I am thankful to have escaped with my life,” said a visibly shaken Shanthi.

Fraser Towers joint management body chairman Mohd Kamar, said residents in the area had been complaining about landslips in the area for years.

“We have been fighting this issue for more than five years, trying to get the authorities to solve the problem but not enough has been done.

“It is endangering the lives of the residents,” he said.

Bukit Gasing’s newly-elected state assemblyman Rajiv Risyakaran said that he would help to expedite efforts to prevent further landslips from occurring in the area.

“I am told that the slopes where the landslips are happening is on privately-owned land, and I hope that the owner will take responsibility for it.

“In the meantime, I urge the Petaling Jaya City Council to speed up works,” he said, adding that he had met mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad earlier to discuss the issues in Bukit Gasing.

 

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/5/7/nation/20130507212543&sec=nation

 

 

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