Jalan Medang Tanduk reopened for traffic after landslide

JALAN-MDAN

KUALA LUMPUR: Jalan Medang Tanduk in Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, which was closed for traffic following a landslide after a hillslope retaining wall collapsed at 11.40pm last night, was reopened for traffic at 10am today.

According to a spokesman from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the road was cleared and declared safe for use, although several agencies would continue to monitor the situation.

“Workers are still cleaning up the debris from the landslide that forced the road to be closed for traffic since 11.40pm last night,” the spokesman told Bernama today when contacted.

An earlier statement issued by the department said the situation was “dangerous due to the movement of earth and stones falling.”

“Furthermore, there is construction work going on in the area involving a condominium project on top of the hill. There was, however, no casualties.”

He said the department informed residents at several housing estates situated around the location of the road closure.

Several agencies, including the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Emergency Unit, Police, and Fire and Rescue Department, have been placed on alert to monitor the situation in the area.