01 Feb '11, 2am

40,000 in #Malaysia evacuated as floods hit five states.

40,000 in #Malaysia evacuated as floods hit five states.

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia - Floodwaters have cut off communications in several towns in Johor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang and Sabah while nearly 40,000 people were evacuated to relief centres. So far three people were killed - two were swept away by strong currents while one fell into a pool. Another person is missing. Thousands of commuters going back to their hometowns for the Chinese New Year holidays were disrupted by floods on trunk roads and a section of the North-South Expressway. KTM Berhad was forced to cancel several intercity train services in Negri Sembilan and Johor. Rohani Ismail, 51, was killed when the car she was driving was swept away by floodwaters from an oil palm plantation in Cha'ah, Johor at about 7pm. Aw Yoke Lin, 53, from Taman Pelangi was killed when her four-wheel drive vehicle was swept into a river at Kampung Rahmat, Kulaijaya. Some 1,426 peopl...

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