ANN /THE STAR – Another 38 stilt houses in Kampong Forest collapsed due to the king tide phenomenon, bringing the total number of affected houses to 108.
Sandakan District Police Chief ACP Abdul Fuad Abdul Malek said on Sunday that a total of 70 houses collapsed due to the phenomenon on Saturday night.
“The number of evacuees at the relief centre in SK Sungai Anib 2 also increased to 684 people,” he told reporters yesterday.
ACP Abdul Fuad said he was thankful that no casualties were reported, as residents in the coastal areas had adhered to the authority’s advice to vacate their homes last night. He said the phenomenon is expected to occur again, adding that the police have deployed vehicles and personnel to help the residents to evacuate.