Penampang-Tambunan route blocked after landslide

Penampang-Tambunan route blocked after landslide

The Tambunan-Kota Kinabalu road has become impassable. — Social media pic

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KOTA KINABALU, Sept 19 — The Penampang to Tambunan has become impassable following a landslide at KM52.35 near the Masakob waterfall this evening.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director  Farhan Sufyan Borhan said the landslide occurred at 7 pm.

“Initial investigations revealed that a 30-metre stretch of the road had collapsed, believed to be due to the continuous rain.

“The stretch of road has become impassable to all vehicles and is categorised as dangerous,” he said when contacted tonight.

He added that were no lives lost or vehicles damaged in the incident.

In the meantime, he advised road users to use alternative routes such as from Ranau-Tambunan or through the Kimanis-Keningau road.

“We are still monitoring the situation and road users are advised to take necessary safety measures,” he said. — Bernama

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