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Section of Penampang-Tambunan road collapses due to continuous rain



KOTA KINABALU: A large section of the Penampang-Tambunan road has collapsed due to the continuous rains.

State Fire and Rescue Department officials said that the collapsed area is near the Masakob waterfall.

The road is not passable, and road users are urged to use alternative routes.

No casualties were reported so far.

Tambunan Fire Station personnel are on standby to handle any emergencies.


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Firemen pry open sticker cutting machine to free worker’s arm in JB



JOHOR BARU: A 29-year-old foreign worker suffered from a broken wrist after his arm got stuck in a sticker cutting machine while at work.

Tebrau Fire and Rescue Department operations commanding officer Ramli A. Hamid said the mishap took place at a factory in Jalan Dewani 4 off Jalan Tampoi here at around 10.10am on Sunday (Sept 19).

"We arrived to find the victim’s right arm caught in the machine.

"It took us about 10 minutes to free his arm by using rescue cutter equipment to pry open the machine," he said.

He added that the injured man was handed over to the Health Department for medical treatment.

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Firemen rescue nine men trapped at Sg Kedondong



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department rescued nine men who were trapped on a rock area during high tide at Sungai Kedondong, Kuala Kubu Bharu, near here Friday (Sept 17).

Its director, Norazam Khamis said the department received a distress call at 7.55pm, following which a team of firemen from the Kuala Kubu Bharu fire and rescue station rushed to the scene to rescue the victims, aged between 16 and 20.

When the fire team arrived at 8.27pm, only seven of them were still trapped, as two had been able to swim across the river to safety, he said in a statement on Saturday (Sept 18). - Bernama


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Landslide at Kemensah Heights believed due to underground water flow, says Fire Dept


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The landslide that affected 19 double-storey terrace houses along Jalan Kemensah Heights here Friday (Sept 17), is believed to be due to the movement of underground water following a downpour in the area.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail (pic) said the flow of the underground water caused the soil structure to slide.

He said it also blocked the flow of the river water at the foot of the hill.

"At the moment, the department, together with the police and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, are evacuating the victims, while repair work of the slope will be carried out by the relevant parties,” he said when met by reporters at the scene early Saturday (Sept 18).

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Fire damages three houses in Penang’s Kampung Jelutong Barat


GEORGE TOWN: Three Kampung Jelutong Barat houses were almost destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Saturday (Sept 18), says the Fire and Rescue Department.

“When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, three houses were on fire. The estimated overall destruction is 80%,” said the Department.

The Department added that 12 people from two families were affected by the fire.

It added in a statement that no victims were reported, and said that the operation was led by the Jalan Perak fire station, assisted by the Lebuh Pantai and Bagan Jermal fire stations.

It has also since been determined that two of the houses were being lived in while the third was being used to store electrical equipment and wiring.

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500kg croc captured at Bagan Ajam jetty



BUTTERWORTH: A 3.67m-long crocodile, weighing around 500kg, was captured at a fisherman's jetty at Jalan Bagan Ajam here.

The Fire and Rescue Department, in a statement, said they received a distress call at 7.26pm on Friday (Sept 17).

“When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, we found a crocodile measuring 3.67m long and weighing 500kg, caught in a fishing net in the coastal waters near the Bagan Ajam fishermen's jetty.

“Together with the Civil Defence Department, we managed to raise the crocodile to land with the net that had been twisted, and made to tie the crocodile.

“The crocodile was in a safe condition and was put into a truck to be handed over to the Wildlife Department for further action.

“The operation was completed at 8

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Disabled man found safe after being swept away by strong river currents in Penampang



KOTA KINABALU: A disabled man who was swept away by strong river currents in Wednesday’s (Sept 15) flash floods has been found safe.

Chong Chee Sen, 61, was reported to have gone missing at 4.57pm on Wednesday at Kampung Kudou, Penampang.

State Fire and Rescue officers said a search and rescue operation was mounted following the report.

Villagers who were fleeing the flood and helping each other to safety managed to locate the missing man and brought him to safety, Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Mohd Affendy K. Ramin said on Thursday (Sept 16).

The victim underwent a medical examination before being reunited with his family at one of the temporary relief centres in Penampang.

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