After the Malaysian city of Ipoh several days pouring showers around creating favorable conditions for the occurrence of landslides. His appearance has not kept waiting long. Massive layer of soil with the water early in the morning has blocked a lot of city streets and the highway that links Ipoh and Lumut.
Torrents of mud picked up standing on the street cars, and carried them to the diversion canals, washes street fixtures and shrubs. In Ipoh and the neighboring area of Tama-Arkid affected about 250 people, the building of a few dozen shops and stores. Eyewitnesses claim that as soon as the landslide, in the adjacent houses flooded dirty water, which, after rose to a height of 60 cm total area covered with mud after a landslide was 1 km in radius.
Perhaps the landslide could have been avoided, but in its formation were just construction services building colleges, a shop and living quarters, located on a small hill. With the rain, such conditions were more than suitable for gathering reservoir land. Since the landslide occurred early in the morning, on a building site could avoid casualties. At the moment, the police and rescuers are working to clean up the affected area of the city from the mud sediment and debris.