JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 15 2018 : The main road linking Johor Bahru-Kuantan is completely closed to all types of vehicles after part of the land at KM16, near the Mersing Industrial Training Institute caved in at 2.30 am today.
Mersing district police chief Supt Cyril Edward Nuing said this had resulted in a 70-metre sinkhole which was 15 metres deep.
“When the road suddenly caved in, a car plunged into the sink hole.
“However, the 60-year-old driver together with others in the car escaped serious injuries and they have been referred to Mersing Hospital for further examination,” he said in a statement here today.
As such he said those travelling to Mersing or Kuantan or from Mersing to Johor Bahru are advised to use the alternative road at Jalan Nitar-Jemaluang.
Meanwhile, Mersing JKR in a statement said for public safety warning signs have been put up at the location.
“Response teams are constantly monitoring the situation at the site and road users are advised to use the alternative route and to be careful,” the statement said. – Bernama