853 Orang Asli Villagers Stranded After Bridge Collapse
IPOH, May 29 – A total of 853 villagers were stranded after a 12.2-metre long bridge in the Orang Asli settlement in Pos Terisu in Cameron Highlands collapsed on Sunday morning. Cameron Highlands police chief DSP Zainalabidin Othman said the bridge, which is the main pathway to the settlement at Batu 49, Kuala Terla, collapsed due to the steep rise in river waters following a heavy downpour between 2am and 3am.
In the meanwhile, he also in a statement today said that it is believed that the bridge collapsed at the point where the currents from the two rivers, namely Sg Tringkap and Sg Kuala Terla, meet and enter the main Sg Ulu Telom , where the bridge was located.
Meanwhile, he said three cars and three motorcycles, belonging to villagers residing near the river, were also washed away by the overflowing river waters in Jalan Kolam Air, Brinchang. However, he said the vehicles were retrieved as most of them were stuck in between the houses of villagers. Police will continue monitoring the situation in the area, he added.
You may be interested
Penang DAP Unveils Full Candidates List For GE14Rachel Yeap - April 21, 2018
GEORGE TOWN, Apr 21 - DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and Penang DAP Chairman Chow Kon Yeow today officially unveiled full candidates…
GE14: PKR Members Protest Over Mahathir’s Use Of Party LogoPocket News - April 21, 2018
PETALING JAYA, Apr 21 - About 50 PKR members today staged a protest in front of the PKR headquarters here against…
EC: 3,737 Nomination Forms For GE14 Sold As At April 20Pocket News - April 21, 2018
PUTRAJAYA, Apr 21 - The Election Commission (EC) has sold 3,737 nomination forms for the 14th General Election (GE14) as at…