Report No. : GEO Report No. 214

Report Title : Detailed Study of the 20 August 2005 Landslide at Bowen Road above No. 120 Kennedy Road (2007), 87 p.

Author : Fugro Scott Wilson Joint Venture


This report presents the findings of a detailed study of two major landslides (Incident No. 2005/08/0304), which affected Slope No. 11SW-D/C1352 above Bowen Road and the adjacent natural hillside at about 9:30 a.m. on 20 August 2005. Bowen Road and a playground were blocked as a result of the landslides and debris deposited on to an abandoned platform area and the unoccupied apartment blocks at No. 120 Kennedy Road. St. James' Primary School at No. 110 Kennedy Road and the unoccupied buildings at Nos. 98 and 120 Kennedy Road were temporarily closed after the landslides. No casualties were reported as a result of the landslides.

The key objectives of the study were to document the facts about the landslides, present relevant background information and establish the probable causes of the landslides. The scope of the study comprised desk study, field mapping and topographic survey, ground investigation and laboratory testing, rainfall analysis and engineering analysis. Recommendations for follow-up actions are reported separately.

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