Landslide causes power outage

Cable-laying works underway, bypassing the landslide site.

KUCHING: A landslide near Kampung Haji Baki along Jalan Batu Kitang damaged electrical cables around midnight on Friday.

The said incident caused power interruptions to consumers in Batu Kitang, Bau, Lundu, and Sematan.

Hence, Sarawak Energy immediately deployed its operations team to assess the impact of the landslide and successfully restored the power supply around 2am via an alternative circuit.

“The earth movement at the landslide site hampered the team’s progress for safe and quick restoration works.

“Thus, for over the next few days, the team will be working to lay cables bypassing at the site. We truly appreciate the kind understanding of our customers,” said the Sarawak Energy Regional Manager for Western Region Choo Min Chong.

For more information and service updates, users can contact Sarawak Energy’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-3111 or email to or simply download Sarawak Energy’s mobile app SEB cares, available on Google Play and Apple App Store for assistance.

The landslide site.