ST Explains: What causes landslides in Singapore and will there be more in future?

A landslide at the Housing Board's Clementi NorthArc Build-To-Order site last Friday is being investigated. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The factors that contributed to a landslide at the Housing Board's Clementi NorthArc Build-To-Order (BTO) site last Friday are still being investigated.

Engineering experts tell The Straits Times that such incidents in Singapore are commonly caused by heavy rain, adding that with more frequent bouts of intense rainfall projected, more landslides may occur.

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