| Siti Hajar & Hakim Hayat |
A HOME in Kampong Lurong Dalam collapsed yesterday morning as a result of ageing and unstable infrastructure that could no longer withstand the weight of the residence.
The Brunei-Muara District Office explained that the owner of the home, who was not present when the incident took place, had approached the office for assistance following the incident and authorities are now trying to decide ways to assist the home owner.
No injuries were reported and further investigations are currently being conducted.
It was explained that the incident had taken place early in the morning but due to the home being vacant, the owner was only made aware of the incident following a call made by a neighbour.
This was then followed by the arrival of personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, which received the call at 7.19am.
As a consequence of the collapse, a bridge connected to the house also collapsed and residents are now required to use a different route as they wait for authorities to fix the damage.