Vehicles buried in landslide

PEDESTRIANS were forced to take a detour or struggle through mud yesterday after a landslide in Shamshuipo filled a street with tonnes of turf.

A government spokesman said the slip was probably due to already unsettled earth being loosened by recent heavy rain.

''It hasn't rained hard for a few days so it is likely the cliff was already seriously eroded and last week's downpour made it worse resulting in the slip,'' he said.

However, despite a private light bus, a car and a lorry being partially buried on Wing Hong Street, no one was trapped or injured.

The Works Branch managed to clear the road by the afternoon.