Parit Markom bridge in Pontian collapses after heavy rain

Parit Markom bridge in Pontian collapses after heavy rain

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JOHOR BAHRU: The heavy downpour that occurred yesterday night is believed to have prompted a bridge crossing Sungai Pinggan in Kampung Parit Markom, close to Pontian, to break down this morning.

Pontian District officer On Jabbar stated the bridge, about 100 metres lengthy, collapsed at about 10.45am this morning however no accidents or casualties have been reported.

"Based mostly on preliminary inspections, heavy rain and strain from garbage within the river are believed to be among the many contributing elements to the collapse of the concrete bridge that was inbuilt 1970s," he stated when contacted right here right now.

On stated the collapsed bridge nevertheless didn't have an effect on the 70 households dwelling in Kampung Parit Markom because the bridge was the choice route and a shortcut to Pontian city.

He stated the Public Works Division (PWD) had closed the bridge as a security measure.

"Following this incident, we've already utilized for a provision beneath the Catastrophe Emergency to the federal authorities by means of Member of Parliament for Pontian Datuk Ahmad Maslan," he stated. - BERNAMA