Longhouse in danger of collapsing into river due to erosion

MIRI: A longhouse with about 100 residents in interior Kapit division in central Sarawak is in danger of collapsing into the Rajang River following massive hillslope erosion there.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest report said personnel from Kapit and Song districts visited Rumah Bukit Simpai, located in Nanga Serau, and found that a big chunk of the hillslope had eroded due to heavy rains from Monday.

It said residents have been advised to prepare for evacuation.

The longhouse was built just next to the edge of the cliff overlooking the Rajang River.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/30/longhouse-in-danger-of-collapsing-into-river-due-to-erosion/