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    Belimbing landslide worsens after heavy rains

    Azlan Othman

    A landslide that have partially damaged homes in Kampong Belimbing has worsened after heavy rains over the last two days.

    Continuous heavy rain on Thursday night and early yesterday left more of Yong Sim Fong’s house along Jalan Subok buried under earth after it was initially damaged from a landslide last Saturday.

    Yong told the Weekend Bulletin the wall has begun to crack.

    “The contractor said the project to repair the wall will only start next week and will take four to five months to complete. But it all depends on the weather,” he said, adding that authorities told him they will do their best to keep the place safe.

    Meanwhile another house owner, Mohan said the situation is worrying and endangering residents.

    “The more it rains, the more it will affect other houses in the area.”

    On Thursday, a road in Kampong Dadap, Mukim Kilanas was also flooded.

    The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department said the Sultanate is currently in the first phase of the Northeast Monsoon, and unsettled weather conditions with showers or thunderstorms are expected.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show the damage from a landslide to a house in Kampong Belimbing last Saturday; and the same house yesterday. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN

    The landslide at Kampong Belimbing

     

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