West Java BPBD Investigate Cause of Landslide in Ciherang Sumedang Is it Linked to Cisumdawu Toll Road?


PRFMNEWS – The West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) team is investigating whether the cause of the landslide in Ciherang, Sumedang Regency was related to the construction of the Cisumdawu Toll Road or not.

West Java BPBD Chief Executive, Dani Ramdan said, judging from the landslide point with the Cisumdawu Toll Road, it was actually not that close.

However, his team will check whether there is a possibility that the soil from the toll road project will be dumped near the landslide site or not.

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This is to look for other causes of landslides besides the high rainfall on the day of the incident.

“The distance is not too close, far enough (from the Cisumdawu toll road). I’m looking at it, there doesn’t seem to be a direct link, only the construction of this road has landfill, there is a disposal that is usually spread in the surrounding area (landslides), this is what we are currently checking in the field. what causes the rain outside,” said Dani while on air on Radio 107.5 PRFM News Channel, Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Dani said that the landslide in Sukasari Hamlet, Ciherang Village, South Sumedang District occurred on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 16.30 WIB.

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Previously, it was raining heavily in the area at 14.00 WIB. Actually the rain had subsided at 16.00 WIB, but half an hour later the landslide occurred.

A slide of 150 meters high and 80 meters wide destroyed the 2 hectares of rice fields below.

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