Sabah river chokes on mudflow

Workers clearing the silt after heavy mudflow into a water intake point in Sabah's Sungai Liwagu forced it to shut down. Heavy mudflows from Mount Kinabalu continue to torment villagers, two months after an earthquake that killed 18 people. The mudfl
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Workers clearing the silt after heavy mudflow into a water intake point in Sabah's Sungai Liwagu forced it to shut down. Heavy mudflows from Mount Kinabalu continue to torment villagers, two months after an earthquake that killed 18 people. The mudflows, responsible for flash floods and mudslides, are also choking rivers in the Malaysian state.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2015, with the headline 'Sabah river chokes on mudflow'. Print Edition | Subscribe