Saturday, 31 May 2014

About 150 people forced to leave their homes by landslide in Perak State, Malaysia.

Around 150 people have been forced to leave their homes after a landslide in Ipoh, the capital of Perak State in Malaysia. The incident took place at about 5.30 pm on Friday 30 May 2014, when about 30 m³ of hillside on the Laluan Meru Indah road collapsed close to a number of residences. Around 20 families have been evacuated as a precaution. 

The scene of the 30 May 2014 Ipoh Landslide.  L.Manimaran/New Straights Times.

The incident happened after about five hours of heavy rain. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. Ipoh has a rainforest climate and experiences heavy rainfall all year round, typically receiving about 2800 mm per year, and about 210 mm in May.

The approximate location of the 30 May 2014 Ipoh landslide. Google Maps.

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