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Sunday, 14 January 2018 | MYT 11:21 AM

Slope collapses near longhouse after heavy rain

MIRI: Torrential rain has caused soil erosion with a big chunk of slope to collapse near the Rumah Jawa Kerubong longhouse in Sarikei district in central Sarawak.

The state Fire and Rescue Department said it was alerted to the incident at about 7am on Sunday.

"There are 124 residents in the longhouse that have 21 adjoining living quarters," it said.

Fire and rescue teams are at the site, checking on the safety of the surroundings.

A portion of the gravel road leading to the longhouse has also caved in.

Residents have been warned that they will have to leave their homes if more rain were to fall as the soil erosion threatens the foundation of their longhouse.