Tuesday, January 25, 2022

128 students evacuated after landslide near IIUM dorm

The area, including a caved-in section of road some three metres deep, has been sealed off.

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A collapsed road and a landslide near the male dormitory at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Gombak yesterday forced the authorities to evacuate 128 students from the building.

Selangor fire and rescue department director Norazam Khamis said the incident happened at about 6.45pm, and that they were alerted to it by the students.

On receiving a report at 9pm, the department despatched a team to the scene to begin monitoring the situation.

“At the moment, there are no signs of cracks in the wall and floor,” he told Bernama today.

According to him, the caved-in section of the road was about five square metres wide and three metres deep.

Norazam also said the IIUM management had sealed off the area with safety cones and security tape.

Meanwhile, IIUM spokesman Roslan Rusly said the landslide was detected at Mahallah Zubair Al-Awwam while the road cave-in happened near the Mahallah Ruqayyah after 45 minutes of heavy downpour yesterday.

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