13 Jan '18, 2am

Floods worsen in Pahang, Johor, Sabah as heavy rain expected to hit several Malaysian states

Floods worsen in Pahang, Johor, Sabah as heavy rain expected to hit several Malaysian states

KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Continuous rain over two days has worsened the flood situation in several Malaysian states with heavy rain expected to continue on Saturday (Jan 13). In Pahang, authorities have been forced to open another evacuation centre in Rompin as the number of flood victims in the state increased to 357 people as compared to 318 the night before, after 39 people moved to the centre at Leban Chondong community hall. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Kol Zainal Yusof told Bernama 64 people were still at an evacuation centre at SK Tekek, Pulau Tioman. In Pekan, 254 victims remained at five centres due to stagnant flood waters. The number of flood victims in Segamat and Mersing, in Johor also increased to 118 compared to 95 the day before. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said 28 people fro...

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