This is the shocking moment an entire road collapsed – sending five cars plummeting into ditch after heavy rain in Malaysia.
The cars were parked along the street when the soil below started crumbling and the tarmac gave way causing a landslide in Seri Kembangan town in Selangor state on January 25.
Two pedestrians were seen running to safety and escaped with seconds to spare as the asphalt tumbled down into the drain below.
The incident happened after the area was battered by heavy rain weather causing a drain to burst – spilling even more water out which weakened the foundations. It was just metres away from a nearby shopping district. Authorities said five cars had fallen down a depth of five to six metres, but there were no casualties or injuries involved.
Onlooker Nurul Ain Zubaidah recorded the terrifying collapse. She said: ‘I can’t believe this happened right in front of me. It was so dangerous. It’s a miracle nobody was hurt. I hope that the authorities make the whole road safe so nothing like this happens again.’
Saharudin Abdul Razak, Assistant Superintendent of the Serdang Fire and Rescue station, said the area has now been closed to the public while repairs are being planned. Meanwhile, workers in a nearby commercial area in Lestari Perdana where the landslide happened were requested to evacuate for safety.
The fireman blamed the rainy weather. He added: ‘The rain at the time of the incident caused the drain to burst and the five cars sank to a depth of five to six metres.’
Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said: ‘MBSJ will carry out sheet pile strengthening work immediately to prevent the situation from getting worse. We will also identify the cause of the collapse and plan the repairs soon.’
A smaller landslide had also occurred 50 metres away from yesterday’s road collapse in 2017, local media reported.