Floods in Malaysia kill 5 people, evacuate 41,000 residents – archyde

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

At least five people died and another 41,000 were evacuated flood the one who crashes Malaysia since last weekend until today, Monday (December 20th).

Shah Alam regional police chief Baharudin Mat Taib said three of the five victims were found in Taman Sri Muda on Monday.

According to the Sinar Harian report, two of them are local residents while the other victim is still being identified.

The day before, Baharudin also reported that a body was found near the Alam Idaman residential complex in Shah Alam, Selangor.

“The victim is said to have drowned,” said Baharudin, quoted by Antara. MalayMail.

In addition, Malaysia’s state news agency Bernama Radio reported that another resident had died as a result of the flood. According to the radio broadcast, the victim was found Monday morning.

In addition, Bernama reported that more than 41,000 other people were evacuated to shelters to avoid the effects of further flooding.

The Malaysian National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) reported that the floods hit seven states and one federal territory, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur.

This flood occurred due to heavy rainfall since last Friday on the west coast of the peninsula Malaysia. So bad that this rain is said to only happen once in a hundred years.

“The average daily rainfall in Kuala Lumpur is 2,400mm, which means that it rains [Jumat lalu] more than a monthly average. It is very unexpected and only happens once in a hundred years, ”said Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Water of Malaysia, Zaini Ujang.


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