Heavy rain triggers landslide, flash floods in Miri

MIRI (Bernama) – Incessant heavy rain since 6.30pm on Sunday caused a landslide and flash floods yesterday, according to the Miri Fire and Rescue Station.

Its operations officer, Razali Junis, said the worst-affected area was Kampong Lereng Bukit where a vacant house almost collapsed due to a landslide that occurred at about 7am yesterday and flash floods struck a village in Bekenu. “We are monitoring the situation to ensure no other houses are affected by the landslide,” he said to Bernama.

The Meteorological Department, in a statement issued on Nov 10, said the North-East Monsoon was expected to bring heavy rain to western and northern Sarawak.