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House Owner Affected By Collapsed Road Still In Shock

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GEORGE TOWN – “I was in the house with my 65-year-old mom when the road structure collapsed nearby my house. At that moment, I heard the sound of trees falling and people shouting asking me to leave my house”, said Kang Wan Ling, 43.

Her house was among those affected by the collapsed road structure along Jalan Lembah Permai-Mount Erskine yesterday.

The occupants have vacated their home and are now staying with relatives following an order by the authorities for them to vacate their house.

Kang, who has been living in the house since she was born, said that every time it rained, she would be in fear as her house was damaged once.

“It happened two years ago when a tree fell on the house and now it is the road that collapsed,” she said during a visit by members of the local Federal Village Development and Security Committee (JKKKP).

Kang said several officers from the Welfare Department had also visited her.

The local JKKKP chairman, Paul Seah said that the Mount Erskine-Lembah Permai road was one out of two roads connecting Tanjung Bungah to the city centre.

He said the closure of the road following yesterday’s incident had caused Jalan Tanjung Bungah to be congested.

Also present during the visit was state BN youth chief Hng Chee Wey. – BERNAMA


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