[PHOTOS] Incessant Rain Triggers Landslides Along Tapah-Cameron Highlands Road

The rain and strong winds caused a thunderstorm which also uprooted several trees around the area.

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The incessant rain has caused landslides at three locations in Jalan Tapah—Cameron Highlands at around 6pm Thursday, 1 October

The rain and strong winds caused a thunderstorm which uprooted several trees around the area.

Among the affected areas were Batu 24, Batu 12, and Batu 18, which led to temporary road closure as it had blocked the road, according to Tapah district police chief SUPT Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail.

He said that police received a distress call on the matter at about 6pm, where the landslides and uprooted trees resulted in all vehicles from both directions getting stuck there for hours.

Image via Astro Awani

So far, no casualties and property damage have been reported

"No injuries were reported and the Public Works Department (JKR) and related departments are still clearing up the affected locations. It is still raining there and the authorities are conducting clean-up works," he said.

According to Wan Azharuddin, priority is being given to the landslide area which is in Batu 24.

A Facebook post showing the aftermath of the thunderstorm went viral with thousands of reactions and over 500 shares

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