King Edward’s Bay, Tynemouth

    People are being urged to take extra care at cliff edges after a landslide along the coast. A slab of grass and earth, measuring around 15ft by 15ft, tumbled down a cliff on the north side of Tynemouth Priory and landed below on the south side of King Edward’s Bay. Although a group of youngsters had been playing football on the beach, there was no one underneath the debris. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade was called to the scene at around 2.20pm on Monday and engineers from North Tyneside Council arrived to assess the site. A temporary exclusion zone was set up, but it was felt no further action was necessary. Peter Lilley, a captain with the brigade, said: “While it was felt that further land slips may happen in the coming days, no further preventative action was taken as a large number of clear warning signs are already in place to highlight the risk of land slides in that area. “However, we would like to remind members of the public of the risks cliffs pose, whether this be landslides or falling while on them.

MALAYSIA 1-4-2013

Subang Jaya

      Seven vehicles were buried under a landslide at Persiaran Putra Bahagia, 500 metres from the Putra Heights Police Station, Subang Jaya, this evening. Nevertheless, the eight people in the vehicles, five cars, a van and a motorcycle, were reported safe. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, assistant director (Operations) Mohd Sani Harul said, the route experienced mud flood from the landslide in Bukit Cermin, where a project to build semi-detached houses was taking place. “The earth collapsed, then entered a catchment pond nearby causing the pond to break. “The mixture of water and mud overflowed to the road 20 metres away,” he said at the scene of the incident. The vehicles which were buried in earth were carried away by the mud flood but the occupants managed to save themselves. He said the department received a call at 6.12pm and arrived at the scene at 6.14pm. Meanwhile, Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli said, police received information on the incident at 6.05pm. He said, work to clear the road was underway and was expected to be completed at midnight. Kingsley Hills Sdn Bhd developer Tan Sri Barry Goh said the housing project started early last year and was scheduled for completion in five years. “We might have to stop the project and will discuss with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council on further action,” he said, adding that the project covered a 40-hectare site. Sri Muda State Assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafie urged all construction works in the area to cease so that a study could be carried out.

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